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Yael Berlinger
Yael Berlinger • 2 years ago

Ivano Vitali - I weave, knit, crochet, sew and point out the many expressive qualities that paper can produce. Also the balls of thread that I have been making since 2002 by twisting the strips of newspaper into thread, like the strips of newspaper which I ripped and threw in the air in the second half of the 70s, represent the continuation of my aesthetic language made of lines, colours, volumes and concepts. Every ball of thread is created to be used for the making of garments, tapestries and objects; it is unique because - like an archive - it gathers stories, images and advertisements of the past; different in the colour and thickness of the thread that, on the surface, determines its graphics made of lines which intertwine (è una buona soluzione per intrecci? Si questa va bene); graphics which are much more evident in the works made by knitting plain and purl stitches, by crocheting in different ways, by weaving a fabric according to a certain texture, by sewing long or short stitches. There are objects, which I install, garment-sculptures which I wear or let other people wear and that for their stiffness are reminiscent of tree bark or the armour of an old warrior. All the processes are rigorously made by hand and so the time of creation, both of the thread and the knitwear, becomes inevitably long.

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Recycled newspapers made into balls of yarn by Ivano Vitali

Toshio Sekiji---One night, after reading some newspapers, I tore them into strips and then poured on natural Japanese lacquer, which I had used for antique restoration. I tossed the strips of paper like a salad. The action of the natural, organic substance on the edges of each hand-torn newspaper strip produced unexpected effects.

Ivano Vitali - suit "Ivano" skirt (2003): newspapers and cotton woven with an African loom. open vest (2002-2003): knitted and crocheted with recycled newspaper thread

Cozy colour, cool technique: Hem in the same step with your bind-off.

dots, fullstops, bullet points collage. cut out of newspapers

Ivano Vitali - Maglione 2012. Installation with pages of newspapers

Origami lamp made of newspaper

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