I was born and raised in the Tuscan countryside, in a family of artisans, thus being able to take advantage of goldsmith, restoration, ceramic, photography and carving studies. So my firsts creations were born already in childhood, forging the first rings with my grandfather or on Saturday mornings with my mother, exploring the material of ceramics and coming into contact with international artists. The first part of my education, however, was dedicated to music: violin, piano, cello, and singing, keeping my passion for visual art laterally. But my need to explore the body and the different possibilities led me to train myself professionally in the world of the contemporary circus at the Flic Circus school. The long period of the Italian lockdown gave me the opportunity to give shape and direction to my intentions and since then Cucito addosso ("Sewn-on") was born, a project that exploits the knowledge of the body.
After a lifetime spent unconsciously trying to get away from the roots, in a moment of reflection but also constraint such as the lockdown, lived in the native house, the project that could only be born from the family was born, with all the pain and suffering that deformation of the sense of belonging implies.
Each performance refers to a story or an idea linked to everything that from birth is sewn on you: gender, name, and last name. With these data and its implications, many people feel free to think they can define you. The inconsistency between these definitions and reality is a source of pain.
To my father, the man who inspired the actions he least approved.