WORKS THAT COULD BE MINE & WORKS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO BE MINE

a project by Rä Di Martino

“I have been taking note through time of other artists’ works that bear a striking resemblance to ideas I have had and sometimes written in my notebook, but have never done. I catalogued these as: ‘works that could be mine’. More recently, looking at this list I drew a line and wrote a second list called ‘works that I would like to be mine’. I update these lists regularly and read with increasing curiosity the gap between the two; between what you can imagine yourself to be and how you would like to be, the image of yourself and the desire for something ‘other’ at play. I also started to consider what other artists' lists would be; if done in complete sincerity it’s an interesting set of lines and arrows between works seen through the eyes of one artist and how they view themselves. But it also inevitably plays with the idea of originality.”


Lists by vedovamazzei, Milan, 04-01-2011

works that could be mine:

David Hammons
Cold Shoulder, 1990

Martin Creed
Work No. 330, 2004

Sufjan Stevens
You Are The Blood, 2009

Francesco Vezzoli
Caligula, 2005

Danilo Kis
Una tomba per Boris Davidovic, 1976

Henry Hathaway
True Grit, 1969

Buster Keaton
One Week, 1920



works that I would like to be mine:

David Hammons
Cold Shoulder, 1990

Martin Creed
Work No. 330, 2004

Sufjan Stevens
You Are The Blood, 2009

Henry Hathaway
True Grit, 1969

Buster Keaton
One Week, 1920

Sergio Endrigo
Ci vuole un fiore, 1974

Jonathan Horowitz
The Body Song, 1997



Image Credits:

vedovamazzei, After Love, 2003 - courtesy the artists and Magazzino Arte Moderna, Rome