monitoring pre-human

Monitoring pre-human is an action for the public/semi-public space. The exercise deploys mirror objects as devices capable to catch pictures in a space used by the public while being monitored by privatized authorities, in order to make them visible.
The limits of visibility (when am I part of the picture) and the accessibility of the picture (who does have access to my picture) are substantial aspects of the action: being hold beside a surveillance camera the mirror can be used by the passersby for seeing their being in the picture of a otherwise displaced displaying.
Monitoring pre-human can be seen as a scuptural intervention, temporarly building a public monitoring system and involving passersby in giving new structures to the space.

Monitoring pre-human was designed 2014 for the main entrance of the Central Station in Milan as part of the show Osservazioni Possibili at Ciocca Arte Contemporanea. With the support of Goethe Institut Mailand.

Stazione Centrale, Milan 2014 | photographer Giorgio Possenti

monitoring outlines

The installation Monitoring Outlines (sea borders only: Spain, Italy, Greece) is part of my studies on the phenomenology of the Mediterranean border.

Each object refers to a different section of the EU sea border: mirror with engraved outlines, mirror holder, amplifier and exciter speaker, data set of detected not authorized sea border crossings January-August 2014 recorded by Frontex.

Exhibition's review about invisible borders, on, 2018

monitoring outlines
Kunststation St. Peter, Cologne 2019 | photographer aep

monitoring seaborders

The Mediterranean border is definitively a constructed entity - non-visible and non-tangible - of an intense, costly and some how intricate apparative monitoring.
The video installation Monitoring Seaborders presents some evidence of this intense desire of visualisation and materialisation.

Monitoring Seaborders refers to:

  • control room activities and communication related to so called Indalo Joint Operation based at the Local Coordination Center of Algeciras;
  • navigation activities and communication on a CVP of the Guardia Civil on course from Algeciras to Tanger.
video stills, 2014/2015

triangles at sea

3 videoloops | open frame displays | loudspeakers | 2019

Triangles at Sea was edited between September 2018 and May 2019 as an animation of digital captured images, mainly excerpts from the visualization of naval traffic published by The observation on the web was dedicated to the activities of the vessel called Mare Jonio of the Italian association Mediterranea. As a consequence of the governative practice of declaring the ports to be closed for vessels with castaways on board, most of the commercial vessels started changing their routes: the framing of Triang les at Sea looks for evidence of not trafficked water areas, and of rescue interventions. One of the three videos combines the collected frames of carthographic representation of the naval traffic with screenshots of hits searching the web for variation of the record „Mediterranea“.
A sound composition was edited by Ji Hyun Park combining some records of the vessel Mare Jonio communicating with the port of Palermo with computer generated sound modulations.

video stills, 2019