I really thought that I wanted you, or thought you were going to be the one. I have spent so many years, so much of my love and my time dedicating myself to you. To wanting to restore your view on forever. To show you that anyone can love, but it takes true courage when it comes to really meaning it. And for awhile there, I really thought I meant it. But then one morning, I woke up to find you next to me, and then finding myself wishing you weren’t there, and that I was alone, and you were somewhere with someone who actually wanted to see your true self in the morning light. And that’s when I knew that I was really over this, finally over you. When I felt the feeling of wanting you to be with someone who actually wanted this just as much as you do.
The works all have the name of a street or a street that has been part of the life of Locatelli and want to be an element of profound innovation in contemporary art. This is how the walls torn, shattered sculptures in which the memory bully comes across space and time, giving voice to a neurosis and an emotion tied to the objects that have left deep scars in the life of the artist. The tiles vintage crumbling and animate in a three-dimensional movement, are the chosen element to emphasize the power and vehemence that the memories have in our lives. A broken wall in a house “uninhabited” that wants to tell his story. Hence the title of the exhibition “Disabitare” as an evocation of a time that was where the object that has been forgotten its presence screams coming out of the walls, the walls, from our memories. An attempt, therefore, “Re-inhabiting” to Locatelli, an attempt to revive a past that would not be forgotten, but that is hard to forget.