To Dream, to Collect


Dispositivo per non vedere bene - Lupa #1, Bologna






Video & Installation


55 x 75 x 10 cm
21.65 x 30 x 3.94 in


2440,00 €

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  • About the work
Glass, oak wood, photographic lambda print on aluminum

Publications (selection):

Claudio Musso, From the Road to the Computer, Books to Part
An appearance of surfaces, APM Editions
Maps of the time (European Photography catalog), Silvana
Oltreprima (catalog), Photology, Bologna

Alea Iacta Est (Savignano Immagini catalog)
Comparison (catalog), Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna
Diffusa (catalog), Apm Edizioni, Carpi
Dialogue with time, Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna

- Sustainable Restoration Value / Fratelli Navarra, Rome
- Short visits by Luca Panaro, Quinlan Editore, Bologna
- Deriva, Nowhere gallery / nasty nasty, Milan
- The coincidence of the gaze, Danilo Montanari Editore

Motives of Familia, ed. SPAC, Udine
Francesco Fabbri Prize (catalog)
Dialogue on Santa Maria (with Orio Vergani,) Humboldt, Milan)

Change / Change (European Photography catalog), Electa
Place and identity in contemporary Italian photography, Einaudi, Rome
Cinema Territories: Rooms, Places, Landscapes, Gangemi Editore, Rome
Island in the island, Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna
Strada Maggiore 49 (Casa Arcangeli), Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna

The Life of the Airports (edited by Nuria Casais and Alessandro Martinelli), Trento / Vico Morcote
Francesco Fabbri Prize (catalog)

Open Archive (catalog), Home Movies, Bologna 
Esprit Méditeeranéen, Graphic Arts Favia Srl, Bari 
Galatea, European Magazine, ADV Publishing House, Lugano


Artist's Books:

Ten launches of elastic band, Corraini Edizioni, 2017 (edition 200 + 5 specials)
Talking Springs, Libri Tasso, 2017 (edition 10 + 3 specials)
Quick Woodpecker, Books rate, 2016 (10 am)
Dialogue with time, Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna, 2016 (ed 30)
Tower Motion, Libri Tasso, Bologna, 2016 (edition 25)
Coca Cola Beach House 2015, Skynnerbooks, Jesi, 2015 (100 ed)
The remains of the Wayfarer, Skynnerbooks, Jesi, 2014 (edition 100 + 10 specials)
I buy childhood memories, Editions Labo ', Bologna, 2014
Arcageli House, Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna, 2012 (edition 100)

About the Artist

1980 , Italy

Giuseppe De Mattia (Bari, 1980) lives and works in Bologna. He strives to salvage and take care of what has been created by the passing of time in the form of scraps and waste. His research is often rooted in film archives such as ‘Home Movies’ (a family film archive in Bologna). His choice and selection of one or several objects is a process activated by De Mattia with different modes and tools. His practice is rooted in the concept of collecting and the obsession of utilising objects destined to be discarded. Amongst his mediums of choice are photography, video, sound and the act of drawing with objects he creates himself. He is co-founder of the audio-visual duo ‘Fake Samoa’ alongside Nico Pasquini and is an active member of the collective ‘Casa a Mare’ alongside Luca Coclite and Claudio Musso.

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About the Gallery


Rome, Via Tiburtina 149

Based in the neighbourhood of San Lorenzo in Rome, Matèria specialises in contemporary photographic practice and visual culture. The gallery furthers and supports the work of emerging and established artists through a curatorial programme of exhibitions and events that engage with the ever-evolving dialects of the contemporary image....

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