“I am migrant”, a migratory bird for Roccavignale

September 2016
“I am migrant,
I don’t have nation,
I don’t feel borders.
I follow the moon,
I live between sky and lands,
between trees and stars”
Opiemme, 2016

I am migrant – Fenigruottero Cirogna, Roccavignale, 2016

I am migrant – Fenigruottero Cirogna, Roccavignale, 2016

 

I am migrant – Fenigruottero Cirogna, Roccavignale, 2016

 

I am migrant – Fenigruottero Cirogna, Roccavignale, 2016
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TAURUS, A COLLECTIVE MURAL

September 2016
Opiemme, Taurus, 2016, Lodz (Poland) for Urban Forms Foundation

A site specific project for Urban Forms Foundation at 20 Jaracza Street in Lodz, Poland. The local community took an active part in this collective performance. A word “blame” (in Polish “wina”), stenciled on the wall, has been erased by throwing 300 eggs filled with colorful paint. Opiemme painted a minimalist Taurus constellation, and the erased word “wina/blame” was replaced by both “destiny” and the Polish word “możliwości” that means “opportunities”, and fits best the location.The mural is a part of Opiemme’s “Vortex” series, in this case inspired by Taurus constellation as well as the zodiac sign of the most
famous Lodz architect Hilary Majewski (15 May 1838), who lived nearby the area. Majewski, through his architectural designs, largely shaped the historical center of Lodz.
The larger colored circle on the left is the result of the collective performance, and represents Aldebaran, an orange giant star located about 65 light years from the Sun in the zodiac constellation of Taurus. Taurus symbolizes an idea of power, re-birth, and reinassance.

 

 

Urban Forms Foundation team with eggs filled with colors

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HEART-SHAPED BOX WALL IN FOLLONICA

August 2016

A tribute to Nirvana’s song “Heart-shaped box”, from “In Utero” (1993).
The wall is at the corner between Via Roma and Via Parri in Follonica, Tuscany.

A text by curator Karin Gavassa:
«Opiemme mural represents the first verse of Nirvana Heart-Shaped Box, the first single taken from In Utero. Opiemme tribute is a cascade of pure black letters shaping an heart of 30 square metres on a 100mq facade deep in the city centre of Follonica.

An intimate and deep message of love, as critic Charles R. Cross pointed out in his Kurt Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven (2001). With the lyric “I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black”, the frontman “sang in what has to be the most convoluted route any songwriter undertook in pop history to say ‘I love you’”. Opiemme stencils recall the dramatic intensity of Cobain lyrics, dissolving it in a figurative stream of consciousness on the wall of the historical building Casello Idraulico»

 

Opiemme, Heart-shaped box, Nirvana’s Tribute, 2016 Follonica

 

Opiemme, Heart-shaped box, Nirvana’s Tribute, 2016 Follonica

 

Opiemme, Heart-shaped box, Nirvana’s Tribute, 2016 Follonica

 

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A DRIPPING PERFORMANCE IN ROCCAVIGNALE

July 2016

A fall of colors performance for L’aperto Festival, Roccavignale (Sv)
Duration: 20′-30′
Background music by Yel Bosco
Ph: Viktorija Gedraityte Riga

Opiemme, a dripping performance for L’Aperto Festival, 2016  Ph courtesy: Viktorija Gedraityte Riga

 

Opiemme, a dripping performance for L’Aperto Festival, 2016   Ph courtesy: Viktorija Gedraityte Riga

 

Opiemme, a dripping performance for L’Aperto Festival, 2016  Ph courtesy: Viktorija Gedraityte Riga
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MAGMA MUSEUM

July 2016

A light installation for Magma Museum in Follonica, Tuscany, 2016

 

Opiemme, Magma, spray and neon, 340 x 195,5 x 20 cm, 2016 Photo courtesy Dag Cardella

 

Opiemme, Magma, spray and neon, 340 x 195,5 x 20 cm, 2016
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BURRIDDA, GENOVA

May 2016

A wall painting for LSOA BURIDDA, an occupied place in Genova, hosting the FABLAB of the city.
This building is a rationalist architecture from 1937  by Camillo Nardi Greco and Lorenzo Castello.
Born as a female school, projected for Mussolini (Scuola della G.I.L. – Gioventù Italiana del Littorio”, 1937-1938), today it has a new facade.

 

Before and after

 

Opiemme, Lsoa Buridda, 2016  Genova

 

Opiemme, Lsoa Buridda, 2016  Genova
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DIALOGARTI 2016, BOLOGNA

May 2016

A public performance and an urban installation of “poetry scrolls” for the festival Dialogarti, directed by Alessandro Dall’Olio and Gruppo 77 (Bologna).

 

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A COLLECTIVE MURAL AT SCHOOL FOR PARTISAN MEMORY

March 2016

Students from “Liceo Vieusseux” of Imperia painted the hall of their highschool. A tribute to Felice Cascione, an important figure in italian partisan resistance. He composed “Fischia il vento”, an Italian popular song whose text was written in September 1943, at the inception of the resistenza.
The phrase of mural is from this song and says: “the stars guide him through the night, strong his heart and his arm when they strike”. This relates the work to the Vortex’s quest.

 

Opiemme, Felice Cascione, 2016 Some students with Principal Stefania Colicelli

 

Opiemme, Felice Cascione, 2016

 

Opiemme, Felice Cascione, 2016 Before and after

 

Opiemme, Felice Cascione, 2016

 

Opiemme, Felice Cascione, 2016

 

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