Above: Video documentation of Self Portrait With Friends (i fannulloni), shot by the Google car in the summer of 2012 in downtown Milano. The project is available at http://www.zanni.org/spwf
In 2012 Zanni once again was photographed by Google Street View, this time with a group of friends. The group is standing close to a post office with the word “fannulloni” (slackers) spray painted on its wall, a public comment referring to a postal strike. Zanni adopted I Fannulloni as the title of his self portrait with friends and exhibits it in grayscale, giving the image a neorealist touch and alluding to Fellini’s famous comedy-drama I Vitelloni (1953).
(Christiane Paul, label of the installation for THE PUBLIC PRIVATE, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, an Exhibition Exploring the Impact of Social Media and New Technologies. February 7 – April 17, 2013)
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