Aloi studied photography theory and black and white printing techniques at the London College of Printing. He has exhibited work in the UK and Italy. His body of work explores our relationship with nature and is structured around thematic series that often remain indefenately open as ongoing studies.
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Metamorphic Iconostasis is a series of seven byzantine icons representing different species of butterfly chrisalys. Each is painted on an original gessoed icon board custom made in Ukraine and leafed with 24kt gold. Egg tempera and oil on 60x40 cm oak wood. Made between 2019 and 2021. More on "MAKER" wesbite.
Moths is a series of neo-classical piano pieces and electronic elements composed and recorded between 2016 and 2020. These tracks are sedimentations of moods and thoughts that have defined my experiences as a member of the LGBTQ+ community after moving to the United States at a time of intense political and social tension. Recurring motives, compositional circularities, and occasional bursts of light outline a journey into a dark undergrowth of mostly melancholic soundscapes.
Released on vinyl 12" and digital download by Blue Spiral Records
This piece of videopoetry is a creative response to Aldo Leopold's 1949 ‘A Sand County Almanac’ commissioned by 'Nature Art and Habitat', an Eco-laboratory of Multidisciplinary Practices that looks at the relationship between nature and culture. The video was presented at the “Coexistence: Interdependence Between Species” symposium held on April 17th, 2021 and screened at the Angewandte Film Festival in July 2021.
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THE JOURNAL OF NATURE
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Founded in 2006 by Giovanni Aloi, Antennae is the leading journal on nature, the environment, and art. A peer-reviewed, hybrid, journal free to the public. Download all issues free and stay up to date with current news.
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Giovanni Aloi's academia.edu site features downloadable essays, book chapters, and video recordings of talks and other events.