Participative and digital hack on Montanelli’s monument, Milan
Text and video on www.roots-routes.org 2020-2021
video: “Twelve. There is no age, no place, no time to become a slave” artwork.
I started Twelve by asking the people close to me to share their face for Twelve and here are 24 people taking a stand: showing their face to support the need to protect not only an age, but also the global right to be preserved from violence, and in particular, from the violence of those in a position of power (be it social or physical power). Twelve years old is so far from adulthood that the photos in this first nucleus of photos do not belong to the subjects photographed: they are images that are the result of careful, often lengthy searches through boxes stored by parents. Many of these images are digital photos, taken perhaps with a mobile phone and uncertain hands of developed photos.