DOING TIME is a series of wall clocks designed to give Rebibbia’s inmates the possibility to express their creativity.
A very subtle prison tattoos you might come across is a tattoo of a clock with no hands. It means ‘doing time’, a colloquial expression for “spending time” in jail. It’s usually representative of a long prison sentence but it can also refer to the different time perception of a convicted person who can view time as somewhat meaningless.
Prison tattoos are often made to somehow create a connection with the outside: marking the beloved names enforces the meaning of relationships that will hopefully continue once out.
Label201 Gallery, Rome, OpenHouse Rome 2016
Triennale Design Museum, Recupero Exhibition, Milan, Dec.2013
Atwo Gallery, Rome