My House is a Le Corbusier / Broken English
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Texts by Silvia Fanti and Lorenzo Giusti.
published in June 2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
16 x 22 cm (hardcover)
192 pages (color ill.)
My House is a Le Corbusier / Broken English is a two-sided book containing two different projects by Cristian Chironi. Intersecting and diverging, both projects raise questions surrounding communication, reading and interpretation and concomitant linguistic and socio-political implications. The double-cover book is divided into two specular sections so the reader can choose to begin with either of the projects.
The project called “My House is a Le Corbusier” is a work in progress that the artist himself defines as “a crucible of ideas, research and exhibition” and a sort of living experience that is intended to grow over time. Indeed, it is an evolving performance, or cacophony of experiences, undergone by the artist whilst living for variable periods in houses designed by Le Corbusier
. On the other hand, “Broken English” began in 2012 as a performance, before developing into a multilayered exhibition with performative elements. It superimposes linguistic and socio-economic issues through the transformation of uncertain variants of the English language into images, objects, sounds, videos, texts and installations.
Cristian Chironi (born 1974 in Nuoro, lives and works in Europe) grew up between Orani and Ottana, in the center of Sardinia. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. He uses different languages, including, performance, photography, video, drawing, often creating a sort of interaction among them. He worked on site specific performances and installations, always looking for the interaction with the context, be it human (public) and environmental (space). His research aims to relate image and imagination, fact and fiction, memory and modernity, conflict and integration, material and immaterial.