We had the good fortune of connecting with Alessandro Giuliano and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alessandro, can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
To reach the clouds by Philippe Petit: The extraordinary true story of Philippe Petit’s death-defying high-wire walk between the newly-built Twin Towers in 1974, when he secretly – and illegally – rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Centre.
this book It’s the narration of how the aerialist artist created an act of incomparable beauty and imagination, which to me, is the most significant watershed of performing and conceptual art between the past and the current century of contemporary art. At the end of the book , after learning the six years process that took for realizing that project, you feel so inspired that anything looks possible in order to accomplish your mission and dream.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
It wasn’t easy but it was the most exciting challenge I ever overcame: I’d go back just for doing everything again . The work that i do is to inspire other creatives who use my project to accomplish their vision. My latest work in California is mostly visible in the contents that had been shot at the DYC; as former fine art photographer, seeing images created in my art installation, without being the one behind the camera, makes me feel i did achieve where i wanted to get.
To me Art is kind of a religion and artists are its ministers who should work altogether for the seek of the believe . When we all work together giving each other the best part of creative process the result become significant and bring the audience to the faith of creations.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When someone come to visit the first stop is at Joshua tree national park. I love Road tripping along the 395: A stop to the natural hot springs before entering the Death Valley , then camping along the Sierra Nevada, to end up at Lake Tahoe where i keep a little boat to spend time in the summer pretending to be on lake Garda 🙂 The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I wouldn’t be where i am if I didn’t have the support of my closet friends and my precious family . Since the beginning of my career my mentor, the elegant countess Fabiana cozza Caposavi and my extraordinary Mom Tina ,who teach me the sensitivity for arts, made me believe in myself and see who i could be . But in this side of the world I must mention a friend whose encounter made two dreams become true : Italian producer and director Luca Severi who shot his first feature movie at the Desert Yacht Club. The two dreams were his and mine altogether . The first artist residency hosted at Dyc was for his crew of talented cinematographer and become the film Calypso. Since then we became close friends and had been working in several project together , the last being a production with Pope Francis while we both were in Italy . An incredible journey we had together !
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