Laure Prouvost’s work ranges freely between different systems of representation, alternating fiction, nonsense, and an imaginary, dreamlike world with the concrete reality of everyday life and human perceptions. Her projects combine a naïf, bric- a-brac aesthetic with ordinary objects and maze-like installations, as well as unstable structures and an elaborate use of technology. By sharpening and engaging all of the visitor’s senses, including smell and taste, they work to broaden the imagination and stretch the boundaries of visual reality. In her videos, Prouvost plays with the lexicon of pop music, mass culture, and internet imagery.
Mi addentro con Simon in un territorio tangente all'arte contemporanea vera e propria, quello della fotografia. Tangente, a volte così tanto, da compenetrare, fondersi e sparire diventando tutt'uno con l'arte. Artisti e fotografi, sfumature dal confine lievissimo a tratti invisibile. Simon è nata a Forlì e si è diplomata allo IED di Milano in fotografia, collabora con I-d, Dazed and Confused, butt, Fantastic Man, Les Inrockuptibles, Tokion, D di Repubblica, Marie Claire, Flair, Hunter, Nylon, Dealer Deluxe, Vice, GQ, Glamour, L’Uomo Vogue, Zoo Magazine, Elle UK, Nylon Guys, Icon, L’Optimum, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Another Magazine, Toh, Style Magazine. Ha esposto in numerose collettive e personali e ha all’attivo numerose pubblicazioni.
Alessandro Gori Laboratorium is a graphic designer with a multi-disciplinary attitude; his works range from tout court graphics to objects with an "aesthetic function". Alessandro Gori is a friend. We have worked together on many occasions, especially making books. His work is always unexpected, his sense of beauty has not trended, it’s a mix of experimental approach (Florence has an unique history in this regard) and classical asymmetry-symmetry.
Joe DeNardo was born in 1979, and grew up in various midwestern suburbs. His immersion in punk rock led him to school in Olympia, Washington, where his studies branched out from Photography and Electronic Music into Film and Political Economy. DeNardo has been a member of the art-punk group GROWING for 14 years and has directed and photographed various music films, including IMA NEMA an expressionistic movement around Bulgarian folk singing. He continues to explore expanded shapes of sound and image in his collages, films, and music.
Jesse Darling is an artist and occasional writer based in London. Darling is often credited as a forerunner of the 'post-internet' generation, pioneering notions of networked performativity and digital labor in between space and the screen; preoccupied with the problem of representation, Darling began creating 'proxies' for their own body which evolved into the sculpture practice for which they are now known. Jesse Darling works across various media including sculpture, video, installation, and text. In the broadest sense their practice is concerned with the human condition and how it is mediated through the structures, narratives and technologies that govern lived experience, knowing that what constitutes this experience is shifting along with ideas about sovereignty, gender, matter and even sentience itself.
Lapo Binazzi was born in Florence, Italy in 1943. In 1967-together with Riccardo Foresi, Titti Maschietto, Carlo Bachi and Patrizia Cammeo-he founded UFO, a group that entered the Radical architetture scene in 1973 set up the experimental architecture workshop, Global Tools. Following his experience with UFO, he has continued his work as an architect-artist-designer, approaching design as a pure communication phenomenon and attemting to make the artistic experience coincide with experimentation in design. He has taken part in many exhibitions including Alchimia in Florence (1981) and Documenta 8 in Kassel (1987).