NoNoise is a personal archive of anti-graffiti painting in my home town Florence.
The covering over of graffiti in the urban space are transformed into a new mural work, into a new layer of communication.
Since I was young I was interested in graffiti and doing poster art, so I was very sensitive about visual comunication on the walls.
I started to notice and catalog with my analog camera the covering over of graffiti in the streets.
Over the years I continued to be surprised and fashinated by the creative power those patches.
In today’s Florence the strong and justified tendency to preserve its artistic riches, translates into an attempt at total control of the urban aesthetic.
This is why in recent years the fight against street art, graffiti and wall writing has intensified, notwithstanding the fact that Florence is not an Italian city that has been particularly affected by the phenomenon.
The covering over of these works in the urban space follows the reasoning that they must be eliminated as fast as possible and not that the original state of the wall must be carefully restored.
The stains of colored paint that are superimposed and that fit together on the walls of the city are transformed in reality into a new mural work, into a new level of communication.
In this way photography becomes an instrument for the construction of a personal imagination in the context of the visual conflicts of the contemporary city.
A way to give new voices to those silent patches.