Feature: The American Brothers di Sandro Mele

– podcast made by Ennio Colaci

(Translated from Italian to English)

The American brothers show is a bit ‘the continuation of a journey to the world of work, the relationship between factory workers and “master.” Story of the Fiat is the main theme of this exhibition and Sandro tells the story of what happened to the Italian Fiat, through glimpses and pieces of a structure in crisis and denouncing difficulties and limitations that affect the world of work. Marchionne wants to emphasize the model, that is what the metalworkers are experiencing , so what’s the problem worker. Sandro tells what is the history of the workers in fiat. If you dissect this exhibition, there are key issues. The model Marchionne becomes the metaphor of the factory today, and work. The art of Sandro is not about decoration of the environment, but also become part of the world trying to figure it out. The role is not to witness but to become an active role in society. We used various means such as drawing, video and photography, and put them together in an organic way, where they are presented as a unitary structure. Being inside a work of art is something else, it is not to simply speak of work as everyone has always done, but also using the art brings a certain intimacy to this story. Ennio Colaci, wanted to attach to this show, his podcast, to give you more depth and above all give a different look to this show, so bringing the sounds of what Sandro has developed within his show, then taking it through a different documentation. The podcast Ennio Colaci recalls the industrial sounds that bind perfectly to the concept of this exhibition. – by Luca

“The 
 American 
 brothers work 
 on 
 Fiat, 
 on the
 effects 
 that 
 it has 
experienced
 in 
 these 
 years ,
 the 
 strategy 
 managerial 
 of 
 Sergio 
 Marchionne, 
 not 
 only 
 on 
 Italy’s first 
 industry 
 but also
 on 
 its 
 workers and
 the 
 reality 
 of 
 our 
 country. When 
 this 
 work 
 of 
 Sandro 
 Apples 
 has 
 started 
 to 
 take 
 form it was 
 immediately 
 clear 
 that 
 in 
this game 
 was 
 the current 
 capacity 
 art 
 of 
 constitution 
 as 
 element 
 interlocutory 
 of 
 reality 
 and 
 not 
 only 
 of 
 be 
 story.
 two fundamental questions 
 
 oversee 
 
 The fact 
 
 American brothers. The 
 first 
 regards 
 the 
 role 
 
 art today. The 
 second 
 consequent 
 or 
 previous, 
 to 
 second 
 of 
 cases, 
 and 
 that 
 
 that there 
 interrogates 
 of 
 
 what we expect 
 
 all 
 us 
 
 art today. The 
 responses 
 are 
 in 
 a 
 work 
 that 
 is 
 and 
 deployed 
 through 
 plans 
 and 
 languages ​​
 that 
 is 
 
 are alternated 
 in 
 way 
 logical 
 and 
 especially 
 coherent. By 
 video 
 to 
 painting, 
 from 
 photographs 
 to 
 elaborations 
 sound, 
 Apples 
 has 
 built 
 with 
 obstinacy 
 illuminated 
 a 
 block 
 of 
 reality 
 that 
 succeeds 
 to 
 make 
 still 
 more 
 visible 
 and 
 more 
 clear 
 that 
 reality 
 from 
 which 
 derives 
 and 
 near 
 to 
 which 
 is 
 situation. Since 
 great 
 drawing 
 with 
 Antonio 
 Gramsci 
 blindfolded 
 to 
 photo 
 worker 
 Fiom 
 with 
 the 
 mask 
 of 
 Marchionne, 
 by 
 video 
 that 
 documenting 
 manifestations, 
 and 
 that 
 contain 
 statements 
 of 
 responsible 
 union, 
 of 
 workers 
 and 
 of 
 journalists, 
 to 
 wall 
 affastellata 
 of 
 drawings, 
 the 
 narration 
 and 
 without 
 solution
 of continuity, runs 
 
all of a 
breath in waiting inevitable end.”  – Raffaele 
 
Gavarro

Questions and Answers with Ennio Colaci-

How did this podcast come about?

The podcast was built in digital audio with logic with instead of the using the principle of individual tracks, each sound blends into the next representing a specific portion of a video in our exhibition also created by the American Brothers. In this triple track recording, the basis of sound was made ​​at the industrial plant Fiat of Pomigliano as to honor the established industrial tones and rhythms that have assisted in developing the Detroit techno music, I wanted you to experience the origin of that industrial reality.

What kind of projects are you pursuing?

I’ve always tried to cross as many paths as possible with producing. I’ve been collaborating with Sandro for about 15 years and I have produced music for other artists, including Fabio Mauri, a known exponent of Italian pop art who died a few years ago. Very recently I made a couple of tracks that have become part of the soundtrack for a movie that will be released soon. Over the years I have done music for films, theater and dance but my main activity remains producing dance music, trying to continue to make records and have fun while doing it.

What position do you put yourself in the music world?

I’m someone who plays and produces because he is passionate since childhood, for this reason I try not to dwell on producing in a single genre, I like to change, grow and explore. I have no borders, I’m just trying to do my job with honesty and passion, expression that comes in a natural way.

What is the value of art for you?

There are many forms of art and sometimes none are remotely similar to one another and so it is difficult to generalize the value of it. In the case of my collaboration with Sandro for example, it has immense value for the social problems being addressed through the beauty of this work. This is very important because it is an alternative look to the news media commentary. In many cases art predicts the future by influencing decisively on political and social choices, other times it is of pure and immense emotional value as with music or movies.

Information for exhibition:

Date: 16 Febraury to 16 march 2013-03-11

Galleria Michela Rizzo – www.galleriamichelarizzo.net

Indirizzo: Palazzo Palumbo Fossati – Fondamenta della malvasia vecchia, Venezia

Email : Info@galleriamichelarizzo.net

Ufficio Stampa: Lucia Bosso / luciabosso@gmail.com

Orari: Tue-Sat 10.00 am 1.00 pm / 3.00 pm 6.00 pm

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