All the memories turn Blue is the result of a photographic project done in a collaborative effort by Yoichi Iwamoto and his mother, in a process that runs on a simple idea: two photographs (portraits of each of them) and the daily exchange of these in form of prints, scans and email, over a period of a working month.
The work also represents an attempt to display how the material and economic condition affects even the most intimate relationships, within their contradictory development: as the images, the subject of their memories, got distorted and seemingly vanished through this repetitive system, the bond between the author and his mother grew bigger and warmer. Although, only to have in the end a bunch of blue photocopies printed in an import-export office.
On the Object is an anthropological visual research that investigates the role of the object as a representative of human consciousness. It investigates the history of man through the conception and creation of material objects, considering what the human being unconsciously deems necessary according to the place and time in which he/she finds himself/herself.
From the creation of the first artifacts, at a time when survival was man's primal necessity, to the conception of tools useful for the conservation and transmission of information and meanings.
Matteo Zanini / just_panino is the first monograph published and edited by META. The book explores the artist’s pictorial, sculptural and performing practice together with two texts written by Marta Barina and Nicola Novello.
Irony, opposition to the institution and to worship, depression and sexuality are central pillars on which the work rests.
The book invites the observer to re-evaluate the limits of pictorial practice, challenging the distance between consciousness and instinct, between content and surface.
META carries out its curatorial and authorial activities through entropic publications, aimed at de-formatting contemporary knowledge. The collective also aims at distributing outside conventional channels and is actively engaged in defending and expanding spaces for expression and collaboration dedicated to emerging and independent artists. META also works as a commissioned studio dealing with book making, graphic design, editing, consulting and curating practices for artists, collectives, institutions and individuals.