Our interview with Cicco Sanchez for his “nostalgia liquida” EP

Our interview with Cicco Sanchez for his “nostalgia liquida” EP

Cristiano Di Capua · 7 months ago · Music

How would you define nostalgia? As a positive or negative feeling?
There is no certain answer, definitely a personal point of view is needed. But if this feeling manages to inspire artists like Cicco Sanchez and give birth to an EP like “nostalgia liquida”, we can only be happy about it.

Available on all digital stores since December 3 for Columbia Records/Sony Music, the Turin-based artist has given us a real gift with this release. It is an intimate and personal EP, which adheres very much to his private life and the feelings felt on his skin.
Initially anticipated by the singles “poster”, produced by Michelangelo, and “ora o mai più”, born from the collaboration between CASADILEGO, this record work is the demonstration that the sadness makes the artists more inspired in the writing phase. After a careful listening, they jump to the ear of the fresh sounds and that don’t bore thanks to a strong catchyness. That derives from the authorial hand of the artist, that has always dressed the double role both of artist and of author.

Collater.al had the chance to have a short chat with Cicco, who answered us about some curiosities regarding his last work:

“ora o mai più” is a very interesting modern ballad. How did the collaboration with Casadilego come about?
When there was the first lockdown I wrote a lot, then there was a phase of block. Then one night I decided to sit down and write a song. It was like midnight. At 5:45 I finished writing “ora o mai più”. It’s a song that JVLI and I really liked, but we felt like something was still missing. JVLI at that time was working with Casadilego so it was a spontaneous idea to include her in this track. Luckily she agreed and it was all very cool. It added so much value to the piece.

Your lyrics are very effective, there are often references to well-defined images that make your songs immediate. What manages to inspire you in the moment of writing?
In the moment of writing I get inspired a little bit by everything I’ve experienced and what’s around me. I let myself be inspired by everything, by the books and manga I read, by the movies I see, but especially by the people around me, because many times you see yourself in others.

Besides being an all-round artist, you are also an author. How do you manage to divide yourself between these two figures, so similar but so different from each other?
When I write my songs it’s like I’m in front of the mirror. While when I write them for others it’s like I’m looking out of the window and trying to photograph, paint things that don’t belong to me but that I want to describe.

This EP will be the soundtrack that will accompany us during this winter (and beyond). What prompted you to title this work “nostalgia liquida”?
“nostalgia liquida” because it’s as liquid as tears, rain and as vodka. Nostalgia because I sank into this sea of memories from the beginning to the end of writing this EP. Liquid because it’s kind of split into two parts like there are the memories I’d like to relive and the ones I’d like to erase.

Can you give us any spoilers about live shows? Will we see you on a stage soon?
I can’t say much for now, but we’re in the rehearsal room. I can’t wait to bring this EP I care so much about live. I think after careful listening in headphones the best way to enjoy this project is live in the intimate way I wrote it.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 3 days ago · Art

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @kevin.ponzuoli, @fad_foodandartdiary, @andrea_detto_elvis_schiavinato, @clementina_artist, @fotomarginali, @ele.naus, @169lollo, @sara_gram._,@yleniaboccarellaf1, @phkopusova.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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Adam Parker Smith’s classical cube statues

Adam Parker Smith’s classical cube statues

Tommaso Berra · 4 days ago · Art

Appearing like a joke are the works of Adam Parker Smith, a new chapter in the game that has for centuries prompted artists to desecrate the symbols of pictorial and sculptural tradition.
The American artist creates his works using different materials and adopting different methods depending on the purpose, alone or involving others in the creations, the subjects of his works are often drawn from his fears, desires, obsessions, crushes and jealousies.

One of the most interesting works among those signed by Adam Parker Smith is precisely the series in which the artist “encloses” in 1 cubic meter of Carrara marble some of the most famous statues in the history of art. The sense is to see the best of classical art scrapped like an old machine, reduced to nothing more than a piece of junk, without majesty, height and elegance typical of these works.

The technique by which he was able to replicate exactly the details of Hellenic and Baroque statues was the result of work in which the digital research team of museums such as the Uffizi also participated. In fact, 3D modeling programs helped the artist reduce the works without alternating their proportions.
For his sculptures Smith then involved carvers and robots, twisting not only in concept the meaning of artwork as a product of human ingenuity.
Among the most famous works in the history of art Smith chose the Apollo del Belvedere , Cupid Triumphant, Bernini’s David and Augustus of Prima Porta, among others, for a tribute that has substance and stylistic humor.

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This or that, interview with Icy and Sot

This or that, interview with Icy and Sot

Tommaso Berra · 7 days ago · Art

Among the most anticipated guests at Cvtà Street Fest, the street art festival staged June 23-26 in Civitacampomarano (CB), was undoubtedly the Iranian artist duo Icy and Sot.
The duo consists of brothers Saman Oskouei (1985) and Sasan Oskouei (1991), known for their works that intervene in the urban landscape by activating reflections on the human condition. Human rights, detention, the plight of women and migrants, capitalism and climate change, these are some of the themes expressed through installations and stencils.

In our work we try to reflect our times and our experiences. Mostly insculptural and installation format. We enjoy using different materials/objects As well as doing site specific works. We are not good at describing our work, we think the viewers do a better job as everyone could feel or get something different from the piece.

Icy and Sot | Collater.al

In a world that must make strong decisions to solve these problems, Collater.al asked Icy and Sot to take sides in what is utopically a world in which there always seems to be only two contrasting elements to choose between. The artists’ works are also signs in the landscape that somehow define solids and voids, air and matter, specific portions of space.

THIS OR THAT

  • Noon or midnight?
    Midnight
  • Venice Biennale or Vatican Museums?
    Venice Biennale
  • Coca Cola or Pepsi?
    None
  • Easy Rider or Fast and Furious?
    Easy Rider
  • Batman o Spiderman?
    None
  • Zombie invasion or alien invasion?
    Alien
  • Call or message?
    Call
  • Nostalgia o Imagination?
    Both
  • Being eaten by a shark or a tiger?
    Tiger
  • Screaming or whispering?
    Screaming
  • Flying or mind-reading??
    Flying
  • Full or empty?
    Full
  • NY or LA?
    NY!!
  • 00s or 10s?
    00s
  • Gen Z or Millennials?
    Millennials
  • Instagram or TikTok?
    Instagram
  • Apple or Samsung?
    Apple
  • Bates Motel or Overlook Hotel?
    Bates motel
  • Iron or stone?
    Iron
  • Mozart o Metallica?
    Mozart
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What went down at the opening of “Displacement” in Rome?

What went down at the opening of “Displacement” in Rome?

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Art

On June 16 in the Contemporary Cluster gallery spaces in Rome the exhibition “Displacement,” the exhibition project curated by Giacomo Guidi in collaboration with Ginnika, was presented.
The theme treated in the exhibition is Post Vandalism, a current that allows to define a new urban artistic landscape, not necessarily related to writers but also to more abstract and intangible expressions.
In the opening, experimentation between media and cooperation between distant artistic expressions that find direct contact within the exhibition space immediately emerged, within which visitors were able to witness the evolution of a new creative process.

Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
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Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
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Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
Contemporary Cluster | Collater.al
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