Strange fruits (2011/12) Site specific installation at MACT/CACT for the exhibition Portraits: Reflected vision. (2011/12). Two videos, series of drawings.
Pier Giorgio De Pinto brings several different media spaces together in his project entitled Strange fruits. Primarily, his specific working media are video projections and drawings in graphite on black paper. Mapping the body as a personal genius loci referred to a clearly identifiable psycho-geography is one of the themes on which the artist is working, drawing thematic inspiration from the television and cinema scene, as well as from the society that surrounds us. While television and mass communications media have inured us for years to the everyday and commonplace use of the body, De Pinto now calls our attention to the fundamental importance of artistic idiom for making an analytical elaboration of what has been functioning for years as a dominant iconography and a stereotype of human and social behaviour. His aim, then, is to provoke by restoring an iconological and political meaning to the image.