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Sara Conforti was born in Turin in 1973. She graduated from the Istituto Statale d'arte “Aldo Passoni” for fashion and costume design inTurin. Studied Modern Art History and Artistic Literature at DAMS - University of Turin, Master I level in Environmental Communication IED – Turin. From 2003 to 2011 she was creative assistant to the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and CulturalManager for Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto. Since 2013 she has collaborated in the conception of artistic and performance projects with Campagna AbitiPuliti - Clean Clothes Campaign, the largest clothing industry alliance of tradeunions and non-governmental organisations for the improvement of working conditions in the clothing industry. For FAIR and Campagna Abiti Puliti she is the creator and Artistic Supervisor of the Docufilm: The Wings Are not for sale (2021). Since 2014 she has been collaborating with Associazione Tessile e Salute (Textile and Health Association) in the drafting of artistic projects for the dissemination of eco-toxicological impacts inthe textile and fashion sectors.
Sara Conforti is a militant artist - activist. Her practice explores the complexities of the social fabric and gender together with social, political and environmental issues. She is the author of performance, artistic research and social sculpture projects that focus on clothing, which, from being an object-symbol of our voracious consumer society, becomes a pivotal subject capable of stimulating profound reflections on individual and collective identity thanks to the reactivation of the process of reminiscence. A practice for the construction of shared, mnemonic and manual processualities that pass from the biographical dimension and flow into choral works for the generation of new rituals and ties. In order to look together at the gears of this middle time that can no longer bear anything that lasts and is represented so minutely by the spatial and temporal relationship with our clothes. A moral and political commitment that Sara Conforti pursues thanks to the salvific function of that art which is linked to the community and which places itself at the centre of places and moments in which the group recognises itself and builds relationships.
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Centosettantaperottanta | What comes first
Site and context specific installation

Artistic research project by Sara Conforti born from the collaboration with Moleskine Foundation and inspired by the theme of the educational project AtWork 2022. Curated by Fortunato D'Amico.

The installation is made possible thanks to the donation of valuable production waste from companies that adopt certified eco-sustainable industrial processes. The 100% polyester fabrics have been produced with yarns derived from the recovery of post-consumer plastic bottles. The prints were made using water free and energy saving processes. Invited in December 2020 to create an exclusive AtWork artist’s notebook to be included in the prestigious Moleskine Foundation collection, Sara Conforti seized the opportunity to compose the requested work through the creation of a special research chapter of the Centosettantaperottanta project, an experiential device between talk, archive and performance that the artist has been using since 2011 to conduct her investigation into the complexities of the social fabric and gender through the relationship between dress and habitus. The Centosettantaperottanta workshops represent a space of exploration dedicated to the female universe where the public and private value of dressing meets the possibility of revealing oneself. Focused on a
taxonomic practice, the workshops decline and multiply the different chapters of a research that digs into wardrobes to look for and share answers on the relationship with contemporaneity. From being an object - the symbol of our voracious consumer society - the garment becomes a pivotal subject capable of stimulating reflections on individual and collective identity through autobiographical processes and reminiscence. The clothes of affection - in particular - become the protagonists of “affective” autopsies and the fulcrum of a journey of the self for the birth of new narratives that inspire change. For the construction and consolidation of an identity, social and ecological awareness aimed at the creation of new models of community.
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