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The President of the Council, Giuseppe Conte, signed the Dpcm 9 March 2020 containing new measures to contain and combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus throughout the country.
The measure extends to the whole of Italy.
Any form of gathering of people in public places or open to the public is prohibited.

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Like many people, I got stuck in quarantine - not in my town of residence, Milan - but in my hometown Rome, where I was working on a new piece for the next National Gallery group show
Paradoxically, a work about freedom, about the concept of borders and how to digress from them.

Forced to stop the work in progress and to leave my family's home for their safety, I quickly collected all the items that were stored there from years, not knowing what I was going to do with them.

Hosted in a friend's house, in an area outside the city’s ring road, with only a few houses around, no shops, a wild and abandoned green area on the border of the train station -Aurelia- I started my quarantine.

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40 days out of the blue



40OFTB// is a project  that has evolved in “natural” condition.


40OFTB// is a project of Suspension
40OFTB// is a project of Adaptation
40OFTB// is a project of Extinction
40OFTB// is a project of Evolution


40OFTB// is a project about 
40’s no-works for 40 quarantine days
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This no-site, must be considered as a real virtual work. A body that contains a multiplicity of organs that often perform visionary actions in defense and against a virus that threatens them.


Materials:  

Polaroid machine, 3D glasses - optical lenses - shells - starfish - 1950 serial decorations to be applied on ceramics - paper scotch - red pencil - computer - mobile phone - notebooks - box of watercolors - quarantine news from television - computer and mobile phone - social applications - augmented reality - archive files from NASA, ESA, INAF sites etc.












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