Site specific intervention at the Italian Cultural Institute of Vienna.
Aldo Giannotti thematisiert in der Intervention â€žStrisce Bluâ€œ (Blaue Streifen) die Verwendung des Ã¶ffentlichen Raumes und die Parkplatzbewirtschaftung. In einer Aktion vor Ort malt der KÃ¼nstler blaue Markierungen zur Zahlungspflicht und signalisiert damit die Ohnmacht des einzelnen Individuums gegenÃ¼ber der WillkÃ¼r Ã¶ffentlicher Stellen.
My father as my mother
Framed oce lightjet print on dibond
100 x 70 cm
Portrait of the artist father dressed as he´s mother
Invited to exhibit at the Austrian Cultural Forum in London, TomaÅ¾ Kramberger and me started rehearsing Austro Pop songs. In London we performed them in various location using busking as the form of practice.
One crucial function of cultural institutions representing a nation abroad is to make its cultural heritage visible and accessible. We reckon that a strong part of the ACFâ€™s representational focus has been the promotion of music. Austria (its historical developments as a country, respectively) has been generating vastly influential and world-renowned composers and musicians throughout centuries.
Reflecting on this point we decided to work with that legacy and extend it to the recent development in popular music.
a project in collaboration with roberto Beani
performative intervention 2011
A hand siren was placed on the balcony of the Palazzo Ducale, headquarters of the office of the Province of Massa-Carrara.
The Public was left free to operate the siren, the sound of which could be heard in the entire town.
camera and production support : Andrea Camozzi (K6Blue)
DVD PAL 6:50 min
camera & postproduction: Roberto Beani
a disturbance that travels trough space and time / Tribune
object and performance.
in the frame of the Rehearsing collectivity exhibition.Tanz fabrik Berlin 2011
documentation: DVD PAL 8 min. and 4Â 60x40 ocÃ© lightjet print on dibond, 2009
Street signs at the border between Italy and Slovenia where switch with each other during the night and remainedÂ shifted for two weeks before the competent authorities relocated them to their original position
piazza VIII Agosto
Performance and documentation. 2011
PVC banner print. 245 cm x 166 cm
The monument that gives the name to the square was erected toÂ celebrate the victory from the people of bologna against the Austrian army on the 8th of august 1848. For the performance two Austrians where hired to illuminate the usually unenlightened monument with powerful flashlight for a given period.
Photo: Chiara Balsamo
18 Framed id photos, 2011
Site specific installationÂ (in the frame of ON. Luci di pubblica piazza)
For 2 weeks a construction crane, in the middle of the city of Bologna, was transformed into a gigantic compass by adding neon signs.
The compass would always point nord regardless of itÂ´s movement.
photos: Chiara Balsamo & Anna De Manicor
PVC banner print. 2,45 cm x 1,66 cm. 2010
During the Austrian national day i took a foto of me standing in front of a tank, parked at the Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square). An historical plaza in Vienna built under the reign of the Emperor Franz Joseph and controversially became known for Adolf Hitler announcing the â€œAnschlussâ€ of Austria to the German Reich here. The Picture recalls the events of 1989, during Tiananmen protest, when an unknown rebel stood in front of a column of tanks stopping them from proceeding. The work reflects on the concepts ofÂ monuments, rebellion and national identity.
Site-specific intervention in collaboration with wendelin pressl.
Flex and the Fluc are two major rivaling night clubs in Vienna. The Fluc invited the two artists in the framework of the exhibition serie
â€œIn der Kubatur des Kabinetts. Der Kunstsalon im Flucâ€ to realize a work. By using the same amount of neons lights, the sign of the FLUC was turn in to the one of itÂ´s competitor FLEX.
Site-specific intervention for the Triennale Linz 01. 2010
Inspired by Martin Scorseseâ€™s classic film, a taxi driver from Linz is paid to have his hair shaved into a Mohawk. He goes about his daily work with this altered appearance. For the driver, talking with his passengers about his hair style, the film or the art project is neither prohibited nor expected. Cards are simply available in the taxi that indicate the concept and the exhibition, in which a large-format picture of the shaven-headed taxi driver hangs. In the film, the taxi driver played by Robert De Niro runs into social injustice in the metropolis of New York, which he opposes â€“ through his rebellious appearance, among other things. The real Linz Taxi DriverÂ will evoke associations with the film figure by his appearance on the one hand, but on the other will also draw attention to social contrasts. Personal encounters between people in the social fabric of a city are intensified and become part of an art work.
(Nina Kirsch) Buchen Sie Ihre persoÌˆnliche Kunst-Fahrt: Taxilenker Gerald Hofer, T: 0681/20406963 / Taxiunternehmen A. Schwaiger
Aldo Giannotti, Â»Taxi DriverÂ«, 2010 Â© Fotosammlung Filmmuseum WienÂ»TAXI DRIVERÂ«Â Â© 1976, renewed 2004 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures
Performance and documentation. 2010
During winter of 2010 for one month, in concomitance with an exhibition in a Viennese gallery, I traveled around Europe, following the directions given by a team of the center for meteorology for Austria (ZAMG), as partners of the Project. They daily predicted the locations in Europe, within a range of max. 500 Km from my current position, where most hours of sunshine were expected. In this way I was able to follow the sun and constantly be under it. My route was daily communicated also to the gallery, where on a map of Europe they lined out the travel. Leaving at the Vernissage and returning 8000 Km later to the Finissage the project was completed.
constant sun route: Wien-GyÃ¶r-Budapest-Ljubljana-Rosenheim-Frankfurt-Leuven-Paris-Marseille-Nice-Pisa-Venice-Karlobag-Keszthely-Prag-Dresden-Wroclaw-Wien
photos: Aldo Giannotti, Pablo Chiereghin, Coralie De Gonzaga
Site-specific intervention in Forum Stadtpark
in the frame of the exhibition plateau-raum fÃ¼r zwei. with tomazÌŒ kramberger
with the kind contribuition of cesare pietroiusti
me andÂ tomaÅ¾ kramberger where invited to realize a double show at the forum stadtpark in graz/we decided to realized something specific for the space/so many ideas started to emerge, so we decided not to choose one idea over another but simply continue this process until the opening/after two months all the potential ideas where published in a book (which is by itself one of the ideas for the show) and presented it at the opening/during the vernisage and troughout the whole exhibition several ofÂ this projects where realized, partly by us, partly by the visitors and the institutions team.
Performance in Graz, august 2009
Documentation: framed ocÃ© lightjet prints on dibond, 130 x 95 cm, 2009
Two People where hired to continuously and alternately chase each otherÂ in business suits.
2 framed oce lightjet prints on dibond
170 x 130 cm
(1) The Artists perform as Swiss guards in front of the Church Jesus the savior in Moscow.
(2) The Artists perform as Russian soldiers in front of the St. Peters basilica in Rome.
in collaboration with Stefano Giuriati
photography: Gianmaria Gava