#DEFINIBUSTERRAE (partie 1) / Andy Picci & Mike Wolf / 2015

Why do we always post our activities on social networks? Everybody is self-obsessed. We spend the most of our time sharing all our activities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc… 

This narcissism increase our self-esteem, but on another hand raise jealousy and envy from who, at the start, should be our friends . It became a kind of competition to know who had the best experiences, demonstrating a fake dolce vita on social networks but denoting an ever higher loneliness. Those videos show at first a typical holiday in Italy, with sea, vespa, and farniente, but after a second look we can see an isolation, a solitude and a lonesomeness that is only broke by the audience looking at the videos. #DEFINIBUSTERRAE is a caricature of youth’s habits on holiday.

#DEFINIBUSTERRAE (partie 2) / Andy Picci & Mike Wolf / 2015

#DEFINIBUSTERRAE (partie 3) / Andy Picci & Mike Wolf / 2015

#DEFINIBUSTERRAE (partie 4) / Andy Picci & Mike Wolf / 2015

#SIXTYRULESOFDANDY / Andy Picci / 2014

#SIXTYRULESOFDANDY / Andy Picci / 2014

« I thought you dandies never got up till two, and were not visible till five » wrote Oscar Wilde in The Picture of Dorian Gray. There’s no doubt Wilde is one of the most famous dandies of all time, and he loved to work on the theme of decadence and dandyism. In his philosophical (and only) novel, Wilde did more than telling us a story. Indeed, the main theme being aestheticism and its conceptual relation to a double life, he brings us in the abstract journey of a pure soul turning himself into something as beautiful as perverse, reflecting all along the human nature.

It is interesting how Wilde, using three different characters (Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian Gray and Basil Hallward) describes an unique, fully human and perfect Dandy. This book was wrote (in my opinion) as a list of rules for any apprentice dandy, and even as a rule-guide for life. 

By painting all over the pages of the book with gold acrylic, the pages will represent the love for beauty as well as the perversion of the heart by the luxury. All the text is hidden but sixty sentences I consider would be the #SIXTYRULESOFDANDY according to Wilde.

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