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Giovanni Vetere
Giovanni Vetere

Fleas In My Scales tells the story of future histories. It offers an imaginative extension of our present condition in the form of a fantastic world, in which science, society and a heightened awareness of environmentalism intersect.

Giovanni Vetere draws inspiration from the information, ideas, and techniques of science in order to create and assemble complex narratives, iconographies, installations and environments. The artists practice intersects with his interest in the field by consolidating various methods of observation and expression such as the privileging of sensory experience, attention to pattern or archetype, the employment of symbolic language or form, and the consideration of nature.


By taking a scientific fact and building an imaginary around it, Giovanni’s work acts as a critical function to society and plays with notions of potentiality and actualisation. (The artist concerns himself with the contingencies involved in producing the future.) He interrogates the constraints and limitations of our capacity to imagine a more harmonious future in which humanity is finely attuned to the environment.

Where do we come from?
Where are we going?
How do we get there?

If we understand the human body as a molar subject in the Deleuzean sense, in that we are forged by social, political, cultural, biological, physical and historical flows, then we can infer that our understanding of the world is based upon our perception and awareness of these flows. Viewing the body in this manner and by adopting a post-humanist stance towards it, the artist aims to de-centre the way we perceive our own bodies by insisting upon the idea that we are chiasmically entwined with the world and that all human beings are permeable and permeate one another. We are thus fundamentally trans-corporeal and are constantly pulled into a symbiotic relationship with other bodies.


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Fleas In My Scales tells the story of future histories. It offers an imaginative extension of our present condition in the form of a fantastic world, in which science, society and a heightened awareness of environmentalism intersect.

Giovanni Vetere draws inspiration from the information, ideas, and techniques of science in order to create and assemble complex narratives, iconographies, installations and environments. The artists practice intersects with his interest in the field by consolidating various methods of observation and expression such as the privileging of sensory experience, attention to pattern or archetype, the employment of symbolic language or form, and the consideration of nature.


By taking a scientific fact and building an imaginary around it, Giovanni’s work acts as a critical function to society and plays with notions of potentiality and actualisation. (The artist concerns himself with the contingencies involved in producing the future.) He interrogates the constraints and limitations of our capacity to imagine a more harmonious future in which humanity is finely attuned to the environment.

Where do we come from?
Where are we going?
How do we get there?

If we understand the human body as a molar subject in the Deleuzean sense, in that we are forged by social, political, cultural, biological, physical and historical flows, then we can infer that our understanding of the world is based upon our perception and awareness of these flows. Viewing the body in this manner and by adopting a post-humanist stance towards it, the artist aims to de-centre the way we perceive our own bodies by insisting upon the idea that we are chiasmically entwined with the world and that all human beings are permeable and permeate one another. We are thus fundamentally trans-corporeal and are constantly pulled into a symbiotic relationship with other bodies.


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