This is another extract from Questions and Answers part of an exhibition called It’s All About Paradise II
I started this project in 2009 on Bologna, my hometown.
I want to go back to the reality of Bologna, dirty and industrial after 4 years in the U.K.
It depicts change in the landscape in a place where things never change.
This particular construction site is for the high-speed train wanted by the newly privatised Trenitalia.
I thought I’d upload some stuff I have done in the past. This is a show I was part of last year.
It’s called It’s All About Paradise 2. Here is a brief description of my work taken from the website.
Lorenza Ippolito interviews found objects, placing them in their traditional context and questioning their functions. Her interest lies in fetishism, nostalgia and capitalism, exploring the boundaries between found objects and the ‘objective’ subject, subverting their established meaning and detachment. By animating objects that have lost their use or whose design has been replaced by more sophisticated devices, Ippolito questions the human relation with the past as an object, the waste, and the nostalgia that drives capitalism towards fetishism.
If you want to know more, below are the links to the website and the blog.