Mamma mia dammi cento lire

Mamma mia dammi cento lire, old geographical map, coins, magnets, 50x59 cm, 2015

Mamma mia dammi cento lire, old geographical map, coins, magnets, 50x59 cm, 2015

Mamma mia dammi cento lire is an old Italian song about a daughter asking her mother to give her 100 lire to emigrate to America. On her way she sank with the ship.
When I was a kid in Milano, Italy, I used a magnet to recover coins of 50 and 100 lira lost by costumers in deep shafts in front of shops.
The work deals with migrations, loss of identity and nostalgia.

 


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