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Francesco Felletti

Everywhere, Everywhere, Everywhere; Hoover's mix of dirt and dust, LED screen; Dimensions of the pile are variable, videos: 1920x1080px, less than 30 minutes each; tbd

'Everywhere, Everywhere, Everywhere' is the result of 3 encounters that took place in the homes of some strangers I met through my neighbourhood Facebook group. These people allowed me to vacuum the floors and collect dust and dirt from their hoovers, and record our meetings. This seemingly mundane act of cleaning gave me privileged access to their intimate space: their objects, past and values – where even everyday waste bears witness to the presence of people's experience of places. This installation made of a pile of dust and dirt is a display that shows the recordings of my encounters: all the chats with the tenants I met and the objects I have found. Mainly composed of paper and textile fibres from books or cloths (and human hairs, dead skin cells and animal fur), hoover’s dirt is a material waste but also the result of people’s behaviours in places. The project sees domestic waste as the concrete witness of the ability of places to change: a disgusting mixture of fibres that show us the sign of passing time that we all want to get rid of.

Artist Bio

I am a UK-based Italian multi-disciplinary artist. After completing my BA in Multimedia and Technological Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, I recently graduated in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins. From an innate human desire to peek into others’ lives, my artistic research explores the connection between people, the domestic space and the use of places. As opposed to a bastion of stability and possessions, my works consider space a fluid and dusty entity capable of questioning human functions and routines. Employing performance, multimedia installations, building materials, and technological devices, I investigate the notion of ‘hidden’ and the feeling of being observed. Through a distorted lens made of absurd and uncanny realities, I work on multiple levels of meaning and narrative to draw the viewer into a state of disorientation.

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