Carrara white marble
Ø 22.5 cm

“Charlie” is a person from the past, the nickname of a man who looked like a friend but turned out to be an enemy. Like something that looks like what it is not. Charlie is a game betrayed, a mine in a teddy bear, a balloon that has become as heavy as marble, but also a monument to the perennial memory of football, and of sport in general. Over the past year, I have discovered that the game of football, and the various sports that preceded it, have irreparably damaged my back. The result is an infinite passion that ended badly, and the bitter promise of never kicking a ball again.

Installation view of the solo show Non sarai mai solo, Museo della Città Bottini dell’Olio e Luogo Pio, Livorno. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNOstudio