Cities of continuous lines, 2006

Cities of continuous lines is a project that develops many different aspects concerning fascist architecture in Italy. In particular: the relation between the ideology, the powerful functional shape of the buildings and their recent renovation and new use.

The project consists of an artist publication, two large photographs shot at Rosa Maltoni (the watertower), the interior of Torre Fiat at Marina di Massa and one dyptich, a door with two side panels which were salvaged from the Palazzo degli Uffici in EUR in Rome, the door handle designed by Gio Ponti, the original and new casts  of the door handle in a large edition and a film on DVD which shows the cleaning of the swimmingpool Piscini Coni in Mussolini’s forum in Rome.

Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak, Cities of continuous lines (Staircase), 2006
Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak, Cities of continuous lines (Staircase), 2006
photographs, Baryth print, C-print, dyptich
120 x 210 cm
edition 2 + 2 A/P
Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak, Cities of continuous lines (Torretta), 2006
Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak, Cities of continuous lines (Torretta), 2006
digital C-print, on aluminium
155 x 100 cm
edition 2 + 2 A/P
Page from the artist publication Cities of continuous lines, 2007
postcard below:
Colonia Fiat at Marina di Massa
Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak
Cities of Continuous Lines (Torre Fiat), 2006
Baryth print, 60 x 48 cm
Edition of 3 with 2APs
Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak
Cities of continuous lines (unititled), 2006
C-print, 110 x 138 cm, Interior Torre Fiat at Marina di Massa
Cities of continuous lines, 2006-2007
Page from the eponymous publication with postcards of Tirrenia, Lido di Calambrone. Architecture to be experienced from planes.
Rossella Biscotti & Kevin van Braak, Cities of Continuous Lines, artist publication, 2006
Rossella Biscotti and Kevin van Braak
Cities of continuous lines (Maniglia), 2006
Pair of bronze door handles cast from a design by Gio Ponti
Each handle 3,5 x 12 x 6 x cm
Edition of 50 with 5 APs