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  • TYPE SPACES, 2013

    TYPE SPACES, 2013

  • TYPE SPACES, 2013

    TYPE SPACES, 2013

    My ‘Paninaro’ installation features in this book exploring type in space

    ISBN 978-981-07-7383-0

    As an artist I am very interested in social anthropology and manifestations of hedonism. 2010 was dedicated to researching the Paninaroes: a particular teen fashion phenomenon that overtook Italy at the beginning of the 80’s and was exported abroad by the Pet Shop Boys through their hit Paninaro. The phenomenon reflects the aspirational nature of consumerism in the 80’s and the undetected american cultural colonization that was happening world wide through MTV and american soaps. During that year I spent lots of time ebaying original paninaro comic books and other paraphernalia and decoding it all. From that I have created a paninaro archive and other works that reflect the spirit of this phenomenon. For instance I created a paninaro installation consisting of blown-up bubble letters taken from my teenage diaries and re-formatted to become part of an interior-design landscape. The wooden letters function like frames into which original paninaro paraphernalia is sandwiched.