My House Is A Le Corbusier
My House is a Le Corbusier / Broken English is a two-sided book containing two different projects by Cristian Chironi. The project called My House is a Le Corbusier is a work in progress that the artist himself defines as “a crucible of ideas, research and exhibition” and a sort of living experience that is intended to grow over time. Indeed, it is an evolving performance, or cacophony of experiences, undergone by the artist whilst living for variable periods in houses designed by Le Corbusier. On the other hand, Broken English began in 2012 as a performance, before developing into a multilayered exhibition with performative elements. It superimposes linguistic and socio-economic issues through the transformation of uncertain variants of the English language into images, objects, sounds, videos, texts and installations.
The book itself, divided into two specular sections, has two covers: the reader can choose to begin with either of the projects. Intersecting and diverging, both projects raise questions surrounding communication, reading and interpretation and concomitant linguistic and socio-political implications. At the very center of the book, there is a section with two theoretical essays written by Silvia Fanti and Lorenzo Giusti.