Zonca & Zonca, Milano, 26/02 – 28/03 2008

In ‘CINE ITALIA’ the source material was derived from classic Italian cinema posters from the 1940’s, 50’s and early 60’s, the golden age of such poster-design but also, of course, the golden age of Italian cinema, with directors like de Sica, Rossellini, Visconti, Fellini, Antonioni and Pasolini, and stars like Guilietta Massina, Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren, Claudia Cardinale, Monica Vitti, Alberto Sordi and Marcello Mastroianni.

As usual, I wanted to evoke the feeling of something veiled, vaporous, ghostly and ethereal - a memory trace, a fugitive thought, a ruin. But at the same time I wanted to counter this sense of loss by the experience of a pure, ecstatic field of colour, and of course, I wanted to celebrate an era of wonderful cinema which is today made more readily available to us again through the DVD.