Installation: container, software, dolby stereo S.7.0, painting, blackboard and acrylic, 600×300 cm
Installation view: American academy in Rome
Group Show: Black on White curated by Robert Storr and Peter Benson Miller
Stampone contrasts the arduous journey endured by many immigrants with the dream of a decent life that many hope awaits them in Europe. the modest domestic interior outlined in a chalk diagram – a set of instructions for creating a home rather than an actual lived space – sits uncomfortably within the unforgiving overseas trade networks represented by the shipping container. For many, however, Italy is more of a way station than a destination, which is reinforced here by the conversations reverberating in the confined space. The matrix of overlapping voices knits Italy into a more complex cultural fabric that exceeds the geographical limits of the Italian peninsula.