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photographs, face cream anti- pollution and spray pigment 50x35 cm

The mushroom kingdom is known to have the ability to absorb air impurities.
And since pollution in cities is now a constant, I asked cosmetologist pharmacist Cristina Portinaro to create an
anti-pollution cream based on mushrooms, specifically Tremella fuciformis.*
Thanks to this product, I created the work Sintomo, a photographic series of panoramic views partly protected by a layer of cream, partly concealed by dark acrylic powders, precisely where the protection of the cream is absent.
The work confronts us with a society that creates palliatives to mitigate its sense of responsibility for the climate crisis we are experiencing.
An anti-pollution cream instead of more radical structural changes is an obvious symptom of this execrable approach.

*Extract of Tremella fuciformis is counted among the edible mushrooms, widely cultivated and valued in traditional Chinese medicine.
Polysaccharides present in the fruiting body have been shown to exhibit antioxidant and anti-ageing activity, increasing resistance to oxidative stress.
Tremella fuciformis extract has a similar or even better effect than hyaluronic acid when used in dermo-cosmetic formulations.

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