Nothing wakes you up like love. Love is law. An awakening to what’s natural. It took one gaze for me. I knew: he is in my life now. Instantly I melted into reality. Expanded. We were at a gallery. He came at me like light. Playful at first. Raw and real. I lost sight for a moment. There […]Read more "Love at first sight"
Since I can remember, I have had a strong desire to expand my awareness and move myself into the unknown. Art has played a major role in this proces of self discovery. Certain artistic experiences, that I have either been a part of or a spectator of, has lead me into completely new territory. Living […]Read more "Dancing and moving images"
It’s humbling to feel a rope between your hands, when you are connecting with another human being. It opens up the door to an existential dimension and it requires attentiveness and trust to deal with it. It’s like holding onto a piece of life that changes with every little movement you make. As if it […]Read more "That intimate bond between us"
The first thing I noticed about Irene Meniconi was the caring way in which she touched her paintings. She was exhibiting at a modern gallery in Florence, when I met her. One of her motives was a blue eyed butterfly that had long laces draped as extended wings under the canvas – like a classical […]Read more "Half a Butterfly"
As a filmmaker I get an immense joy out of the simply act of observation. To explore another visual art form such as painting with my camera only adds to the pleasure, and there is an additional double up on the thrill factor when I’m looking at somebody else who is looking at something which is important to […]Read more "Looking back Painting by Painting…"
Andrea Cavallari is one of those people on the Florentine art scene who is always around even when he is not. His working space is divided between Tokyo, London and Florence and spans from musical compositions into installation and performance art. Furthermore he is the artistic director of the festival “Firenze Suona Contemporanea” in which […]Read more "Andrea Cavallari about the destiny of Alda Merini"
I met Rebecca while desperately searching for a wifi connection at a café in our common neighborhood in Florence (Italy). She too seemed a little bit uneasy trying to help me out. “David used to be the one who knew everything about technique she later told me. Now I have to figure it all out […]Read more "Rebecca Hayward and where we went with her paintings…"
In this short documentary video I speak with Florentin sculptor, musician and jeweller Alessandro Dari about the spiritual practice that lies as a foundation for all of his artistic work. To learn more: http://www.alessandrodari.comRead more "Alessandro Dari and the Art of the Alchemy"
Initially “Borderlight” was intended to be a duo between Francesca Lombardo and Pablo Tapia. The concept of “glitch art” where mistakes are used as the starting point to develop a visual idea had inspired the performers to portray the unpredictable and imperfect aspect of relationships. But (unpredictably) Tapia had to cancel due to an injury. With […]Read more "Francesca Lombardo and the Perfect Imperfections"
The building in which PARC (ex Scuderie Granducali in Florence) resides was originally constructed as horse stables for the grand duke of Florence. PARC stands for “Performing Art Research Center” and is situated in the luxuriant 3,5 km long Cascine Parc landscaped in the renaissance by the grand duke Cosomo I di Medici. In these historical surroundings […]Read more "New Space for Young Choreographers in Florence"