Giuseppe de mattia
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 utilizing 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.