Between 1998 and 1999, the London-based art collective BANK operated The BANK Fax-Bak Service. The procedure was simple: after adding their mocking corrections, the artists faxed the promotional texts back to the respective galleries.
In 1976, Gabriele Basilico was in Rimini for a project on the Grand Hotel. It was here that he met a number of artists who were performing at the Lady Godiva, the next-door nightclub. Intrigued, he shot a few photographs and was struck by the willingness of the artists to pose for him.
Ore 12 Circa proposes one of the many visual narrations of the displayed images, leaving to the viewer the space to envision and shape himself the hidden reality that may have connected–or may have not–all of these stranger's lives.
These photographs document a Belgian theme park where European national landmarks are reproduced as scale models. Part funded by the European Union, the park showcases an idealised continent where Europe's nations co-exist in peaceful harmony, in contrast to the often fractious and ill-tempered reality.