the persistence of wishes

The Format - Contemporary Culture Gallery is pleased to present "The Persistence of Wishes", a solo show of the collective "LEAFLOOD" (Tommaso Fiscaletti & Alice Marrollo),  curated by Roberto Mutti.

"Once created, no structure is ever lost" Joseph Sandler

Having desires is indisputable, whil
st expressing them in a similar way to those experienced in childhood might seem surprising. Yet, since memory and desire are intimately linked in consciousness, we all retrace our steps tofind the roads already covered in childhood.
These considerations are the starting point used by Tommaso Fiscaletti and Alice Marrollo to create an originalprojec
t the outcome of which is both photographic and dramatic.
centre stage a big teddy bear is sitting on a chair, and a parade of men and women are whispering their mostimportant desires in his ear. In the meantime, they sit on his lap, embracing and caressing him. Through the 14photographs and the accompanying video that make up the exhibition different attitudes are captured, in turnshowing shyness, confidence, and curiosity. They all seem to force people to interact ideally with their childhoodpast, to be denied or confirmed.
The scene is set in a clearly declared “theatrical area” as evidenced by the presence of a large red curtain 
in thebackground. Thus, on the one hand we deal with current reflection and on the other we do it with the critical detachment that characterizes every viewer.

Tommaso Fiscaletti was born in cattolica (RN) 1981.
He Lives and works in Milan as a photographer of portraits and landscapes, working diligently to personal projects. In 2001, he began to work as a photographer in a studio and also does reportage in North Africa and Eastern Europe. A few years later his work evolves in a different way, which tries to speak about man in relation to the environment in which he lives, and nature. 
His work has been exhibited in various exhibitions and fairs, both in Italy and abroad and has won several awards. .( http://www.tommasofiscaletti.com
Alice Marrollo was born in Pesaro in 1982,
She lives and works in Milan as an Art Director and Graphic Designer.
Her awards and publications include: (Gold winner to "Young Creatives Competition Cannes Lion" , Gold winner to "ADCI Young Awards", Silver Winner to "New York Festival Awards", Silver Winner to "Young
Creatives Competion Cannes Lions", Catalogo Printed Matter Inc NYC, EPICA BOOK-Europe's best advertising).
Founder in 2010 of the blog Ameen Anil (http://ameenanil.blogspot.com/), through which she continues her photographic research. Co-founder in 2011 of LEAFLOOD, together with the photographer Tommaso Fiscaletti, with whom she constantly develops art and photography projects.

The exhibition was realized with the support of the Mandala Creative Production.
The artist's book in a limited edition has been produced with the assistance of Touch Magazine.

Artist: “LEAFLOOD” (Tommaso Fiscaletti & Alice Marrollo)
Title: The Persistence of Wishes
Opening: 4 April  2013, 18.30 pm
Period : from 5 to 20 April. 2013
The Format Contemporary Culture Gallery via G.E. Pestalozzi 10, Int.32, Milan (Opening : from Tuesday to monday, 15-20 pm ) http://theformatcontemporaryculturegallery.4ormat.com/gallery#1

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