chiara’s tale

This plant was left on the desk one early morning.
We loved the presence of a little jumping spider!
Grazie Chiara!
chiara
FRA “N CESCA

Fra ‘n Cesca are my two little succulents! they have both living with us since the day I went to the Glebe’s market to find a present for my sister birthday- I got her a pendant and two plants for me on that day;)
My sister’s name is Francesca Fra n Cesca and she loves succulents! back home in Milan, Italy, she has at least 20 different types of these plants and it was a tradition for me to bring her a little succulent on my way back from every travel. now i am in Australia. I have been living in Sydney for 15 months and i miss her really heaps, but unfortunately I haven’t gone back yet. That’s why I have Cesca ‘n Fran in my house…I’ve shown their pics to the “real” Francesca, and she loves them (Cesca is her favourite). They are lovely little succulent, that remind me of my younger sister!
I love them! And her!!!!


Chiara, Redfern

About info

Diego Bonetto is a multimedia artist living and practicing in Sydney, Australia, and is a key member of artists' collectives SquatSpace and the BigFAGPress. -The SquatSpace collective has been producing ground-breaking events and projects since 2000. The group has been curated in a number of shows both in Australia and overseas. The current initiatives, the Redfern-Waterloo Tour of beauty (www.squatspace.com/redfern) tackle issues of social representation and the politics of space generated by gentrification. -The BigFagPress (BFP) is a publishing facility housed in Wooloomooloo, Sydney. The BFP is a salvaged 4-tonnes Off-set proof press. The press allows for the creation of countless artworks by keen printmakers and self-started publishers. www.bigfagpress.org Diego has also been working with WeedyConnection, an environmental art campaign. The project involves an online resource (www.weedyconnection.com), short documentary films, cooking shows, blogs, installations, prints, facebook interventions and various site-specific installations in the form of self-guided tours. WeedyConnection tackle the anthropocentric view of what environment should look like. Based on research and data provided by disciplines as far apart as biology, anthropology, paloenthology, social ecology and ethno botany it formulates ethical questions about cultural representation in times of environmental urgency.
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