Lele Marcojanni is a collective project founded by Elena Mattioli and Flavio Perazzini, and later joined by Roberto Mezzano. It is carried out mostly through design, video, graphics and writing. For this reason, it’s language-conscious. According to Lele, languages are a means rather than an end in itself, and they are useful to find the right formula to convey their ideas.
On Thursday the 20th of April at the Bottega del Libro, in Corso della Repubblica 7/9, Ratatà will display the exhibition “Le città hanno gli occhi” a visual art installation about the relation between Bologna and the comics. Lele Marcojanni presents an overview of the flow that, over the years, has made Bologna a reference point for Italian and international artists. We will display eleven stories, based on real-life and imaginary moments as well as interactions happening in the city. It will be a path made of projections of videos and comics, creating a unique audio-visual story.
“Le città hanno gli occhi” is not just a simple historiographic novel: it rewrites the narration of human stories, both personal and professional, creating an account of all the creative moments that merged in Bologna. It’s a spatial map of the dynamics between the visual narratives and Bologna, which sometimes welcomes and sublimates these creative energies, but sometimes marginalises them.