Deborah Ligorio, Survival Kit - Researcher Marcella 2/99, 2012, assemblage: kraft bubble envelope, paper, in-ear headphones, socks, rubber band, 27x13x12 cm.

Marcella is one of the many academics forming part of the so called “brain drain”. A young Italian researcher that despite a double MA couldn't find a payed position in Italy. After a number of unpaid internships she decided to move abroad.


Deborah Ligorio, Survival Kit - Bellissima 2/99, 2012, assemblage: egg box, paper, woolen cloth, rubber band, 16x12x13 cm.

The Survival Kit Bellissima is dedicated to Luchino Visconti's film (with the same title, 1951) and in particular to the aspirations and desperation, expectation and projections, of the mother Maddalena (Anna Magnani) towards her daughter and the dream of making her become a young actress in Cinecittà.


Deborah Ligorio, Survival Kit - Kostas 2/99, 2012, assemblage: ethernet cable, comb, plastic shaker cup, paper, 17x11x14 cm.

Kostas was an employee at the greek TV station Alter Channel. The company was occupied by its workers, who are striking because they didn't receive their salaries for over a year. In the meantime, Kostas has lost his house and moved in at the TV station.
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Deborah Ligorio, Survival Kit - The person who kept functioning 2/99, 2012, assemblage: book,egg box, wooden brush handle, paper, belt, 22x14x12 cm.

This survival kit is inspired by the story of Elaine. Despite she would hold things carefully they would break.