Claudio Gobbi

   

LOOKING FOR AKI (2008 – ONGOING)

 

Looking for Aki is an ongoing memory store project dedicated to my favorite director, the Finn Aki Kaurismäki, whose cinema I have been following ever since I was a teenager. The first images were created whilst on a stay in Helsinki in 2008 in one of his well known nightclubs. When I travel I occasionally bump into places or situations that I associate to his cinema, as a sort of exercise of mapping my memory. His love for a marginal Europe, in a geographical and human sense, as well as his characters and unique locations, are always part of my everyday life imagery.