Fabio Lattanzi Antinori has a number of qualifications to his name, including MA Communication Art & Design, Printmaking and MFA Computational Studio Arts. He has been exhibiting work professionally since 2009 and was selected as the Artist in Residence at East London Printmakers in 2015. Fabio uses the medium of print alongside sculpture and interactive installations to create his socio-political works. He often begins with raw data as a starting point, creating layers of symbols and meaning to form visual systems.
Dataflags: Lehmann Brothers 2014
Somerset paper, screenprint, data from the last ten years of Lehman Brothers’ financial trading, electric paint, soundsystem, custom code, voice soprano (Madge).
The Dataflag series deals with the notion of failure in the corporate world; the first installation of the piece at the V&A in London, focused around the raise and fall of Lehmann Brothers. Much inspired by corporate flags and banners, which serve the purpose of glorifying the identity of companies worldwide, Dataflag is a screenprint on Somerset paper; when touched it tells the story of the company, by singing the last 10 years of daily financial data to the audience. It is a corporate flag of bankruptcy and failure.
The story follows a very detailed script; every time the flag is touched, a new set of numbers is announced.
These numbers are the share price of the Lehmann Brothers. The artwork, through using a language known only to a few experts in the field of finance, it narrates the ups and down that featured the company’s progress towards the terrible moment of the bankruptcy, a contemporary take on a tragedy of our times.
The will be a pop-up exhibition of the work created by Fabio Antinori during his Artist in Residence at ELP on Thursday 12th November 7:00pm.