Artist designer Canedicoda built a a temporary tailor's atelier, where clothes were build directly onto the visitors' bodies. Conceived halfway between a journal and an inventory, this publication documents each phase of the project, collects pictures of the 100 actual garments, as well as participants' feedbacks.
Canedicoda is an artist, designer, performer, garment and furniture maker, silk-screen printer, and independent organizer. The project Adagio con buccia unfolds from an intuition on the performative potential residing in the act of making an object, in particular tailoring clothings on mindful bodies. Canedicoda sets up his nomad studio-atelier, and opens its doors only by appointment: he meets his guests, talks with them, (co)designs, and executes. A one-to-one performance for a spectator at a time. Conceived as halfway between a journal recording a long-lasting performance and an inventory, this book documents each phase of the project, collects pictures of the 100 actual garments, as well as feedbacks sent by the participants. Adagio con buccia reveals the slow pace of a practice beyond categorization and the unique, “quasi-alchemical” methodology of one of the most eclectic artists of his generation.
Giovanni Donadini (born 1979 in Treviso, lives and works in Milan) aka Canedicoda blends art, music, fashion and creating environments to an interest in the practical manual that comes from research on materials and products. Under the pseudonym of Ottaven, Canedicoda is also active in the field of music and carries out research on the sound, and the body as a medium of expression of actions and situations created by the music through repetitive gestures of performative matrix.