The work that has been created by the artist for TOAST is based on an idea of transforming the space into a ‘temporary shop’ for Facciatosta Records, a make-believe record label specializing in 45rpm editions of music taken from B series erotic films.
An acclaimed writer, Enne Boi has been creating large-scale murals for some time, alongside two other artists who share a part in the project and in the mystery surrounding the name itself.
In this work the artist has installed an interactive device which invites the public to approach the installation in such a way that makes them an active part of the installation itself. Stimulated by the desire to make a connection through both painting and music, the artist has built up a music catalogue for the label, selecting a wide range of vinyl whose melodies evoke the soundtracks of soft porn films, and making pictorial changes to each of the original covers.
The space at TOAST has undergone a metamorphosis, transforming itself into a place where the scratching records becomes a means of communication and interaction between the viewers and the artist, and through painting, creating an environment that is mystified by an erotic aura of different times. On the opening night, the music for the show will be selected by DJ Per Signora.
Enne Boi was born in Cantù (Como) in 1989. From 2008 to 2010 he attended the course of Painting and Visual Arts at NABA in Milan, where he founded the F84 collective together with Nicolò Bruno, Gianluca Craca, Ronny Franceschini, Giulia Serafini and Cecilia Valagussa, with whom he worked for four years creating countless participatory art projects. In 2013 he moved to Gent, in Belgium, where he took a degree in Fine Arts at the KASK School of Arts and won first prize in Stitching René Bruynseraede – De Witte voor Multimediale Vormgeving. From 2014 he began to collaborate with the Archiaar Gallery (Brussels) and his work was featured in solo and collective exhibitions in institutions and museums throughout Europe, including Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum (Amarante), Museu de l’Empordà (Figueres), San Pietro in Atrio (Como), Centre de la Gravure Museum (La Louvièr), Centre Culturel Le Beffroi (Montrouge), Cultuurcentrum Zwaneberg (Heist-op-den-Ber), Royal Military Museum (Brussels) and Croxhapox (Gent). He currently lives and works in Bologna.
Luigi Presicce, was born in Porto Cesareo in 1976 and lives in Florence. In 2007 he participated in the Corso Superiore di Arti Visive Fondazione Antonio Ratti, in Como, with the artist Joan Jonas. In 2008 he attended a workshop in Viafarini with the artist Kim Jones. In Milan, in 2008, he launched Brownmagazine and Brown Project Space. In 2011 he founded Archiviazioni in Lecce. In 2012 he took part in the Artists in Residence programme at MACRO, Rome, extending the invitation to nine other artists. From 2010 has has been involved in the Lu Cafausu project which promotes La festa dei vivi (which reflects on the nature of death), with whom he was invited to AND AND AND and dOCUMENTA13, in Kassel. Since 2016 he has been a member of Fondazione Lac o le Mon, in San Cesario, Lecce. With Francesco Lauretta he created the Scuola di Santa Rosa in Florence in 2017. He participated in the Studio Program 2018 at Artists Alliance inc, in New York. In 2018 and 2019 he curated: the Simposio di pittura at the Fondazione Lac o le Mon, Extemporanea-play, at Trebisonda, Perugia, and Forme uniche nella continuità dello spazio, at the Rizzuto Gallery in Palermo. He has won prizes such as the Epson Art Prize, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como (2007), Premio Talenti Emergenti, CCC Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2011) and Long Play, MAGA, Gallarate (2012). Since 2012 he has been involved in the performance cycle, Le Storie della Vera Croce, and in a training project called The Academy of immobility.