Vero Falso Tutti e Due (True False Both), april 2020
– a white A4 sheet of paper
– a cutter
– a ballpoint pen
– a computer equipped with Photoshop or similar programs
– an inkjet printer
– fold the A4 sheet in two
– cut it in half with the cutter obtaining two A5 size sheets
– retain one
– draw on the first sheet three square boxes
– write underneath them the words TRUE, FALSE, BOTH.
– scan the obtained image
– open the file in Photoshop and bring it in negative through the INVERT command
– print out a copy
– think about it
– bar with an X the chosen box
– try to write on the A5 sheet previously set aside the reasons that led you to make one choice rather than another
Angelo Ricciardi was born in Naples, where he lives and works. His research is based on the relationship between writing and figuration in contemporary society, with particular interest in exchanges between verbal and visual communication. His projects, many of which took place simultaneously in various cities around the world in collaboration with other artists, often consist of actions to be carried out through the use of everyday objects and/or everyday gestures.
He is the author of numerous artist books, many of which are in important public and private spaces and collections such as Archivio del ‘900, Mart, Rovereto; MoMA Library, New York; Collezione Liliana Dematteis, J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum, New York; CLA Centre de Livres d’Artistes, Brussels; Antonio Cossu Collection, Trento; Printed Matter, New York; Manuela and Alessandro Gori Collection, Prato; Anaël Desablin Collection, Brussels; Judith Hoffberg Collection, UC Santa Barbara Library, Santa Barbara, CA; The Center for Book Arts, New York.