Interview

DasSuperPaper spread

The lovely Marissa published an article about my work on DasSuperPaper, a free Australia-wide magazine.
Here’s the introduction:

As the global pace of urbanisation accelerates and the world’s
agricultural resources diminish, Diego Bonetto’s use of organic
material and exploration of agrarian botanical themes emphasise
key eco concerns such as temporality, the fragility of nature, the
randomness and the impermanence of life. While exuding social
responsibility Bonetto’s body of work critiques modern society in all
its forms. Politics, urban planning, identity and technology fall prey
to this artist’s intelligent and observant cynicism, making his works
both poignant and accessible.

Read the rest here
Download the magazine here

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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