Michelangelo Consani was born in 1971 in Livorno, Italy, where he lives and works. His work underlines events bringing together history and ecology. History is that of characters on the fringes of official history, personal stories of people having contributed to the development of society, then having been forgotten by official events. This interest grows from his personal archive – photographs, amateur videos and other documents related to his family. Consani’s private life joins the history of the Italian socio-political context since the 1970s to the present. In his work the micro-history blends with the collective memory. In his research within the fringe of history, Michelangelo Consani focuses on the characters who have made a greater or lesser contribution in the field of ecology, such as, for example Masanobu Fukuoka. Memory of ecology, production of clean energy, social justice and an anti-spectacular worldview led him to propose alternatives to the capitalist system and economy, but also to information and to the daily well-being.

ミケランジェロ・コンサニ Michelangelo Consani
1971年リヴォルノ生まれ、トスカーナ州カステッランセルモ在住。
コンサニの作品はしばしば多くの要素から構成され、それらは各々特定の役割を担い、政治的、詩的な風景を形作る上で互いに共働し合う。作家により用いられるオブジェは、象徴的な生命力を踏査しつつ、支配的なものの見方に代わる可能性を作品空間の中に分散させながら、世俗的な価値そのものを超越している。

Michelangelo Consani was born in 1971 in Livorno, Italy, where he lives and works. His work underlines events bringing together history and ecology. History is that of characters on the fringes of official history, personal stories of people having contributed to the development of society, then having been forgotten by official events. This interest grows from his personal archive – photographs, amateur videos and other documents related to his family. Consani’s private life joins the history of the Italian socio-political context since the 1970s to the present. In his work the micro-history blends with the collective memory. In his research within the fringe of history, Michelangelo Consani focuses on the characters who have made a greater or lesser contribution in the field of ecology, such as, for example Masanobu Fukuoka. Memory of ecology, production of clean energy, social justice and an anti-spectacular worldview led him to propose alternatives to the capitalist system and economy, but also to information and to the daily well-being.