Biancoshock: Today’s social issues and challenges
The recent interventions of artist Biancoshock highlight the precarious human condition in a social, economic and political system failing to provide equal chances for a decent lifestyle and to address all categories of people within the community, especially those underprivileged by the same structures and ways of thinking which form the foundation of today’s society that instead of solving rather escalate these inequalities and current state of serious problems and challenges some individuals encounter on a daily basis.
From people forced to live in sewers to car sharing services that disregard the need for assistance of people with disabilities, to childhood struggles and abandonment, control and surveillance, the artist brings to our attention aspects of a reality which ironically and unfortunately exists among us, yet we fear or simply avoid to acknowledge, always searching for better, leaving behind whatever may awake us from our ignorance or disturb our precious comfort to see the big picture.
‘Borderlife’, Lodi – Milan, 2016. Intervention inspired by the case of cities around the world where people are forced to live in extreme conditions. The artist specifically refers to Bucharest, known for its sewers and underground life.
‘NOJOY’, Milan, 2016. The piece refers to the increased interest in car sharing and the fact that the companies investing in the service do not consider extending it to people with disabilities. For his action, the artist reinterpreted the logo of one of the major companies of Italian car sharing, Enjoy, to highlight the lack of attention to the disadvantaged, opposed to a story that inspired the artist – Wheeliz, designed by Charlotte Vilmorine, a peer-to-peer wheelchair adapted car rental company.
‘CCTV – Cop’s Control Television’, Lodi, 2016
‘Rock-ing Horse’, Lodi, 2016. The work reflects on the uncertainty of today and how this influences what makes a child happy.
‘Lullaby’, site-specific installation for CityLeaks Festival – Koln – Germany, 2015. Special: George Barringhouse.
Images courtesy of the artist.