“About two years ago, I got interested in the aesthetics of the crashed and abandoned cars I frequently ran into while wandering around Milan.
Hence, I decided to visit a big junkyard in my hometown, Trento.
Besides taking photographs, I intended to collect some keepsakes from the vehicles, as objects that were certainly destined to be suppressed and forgotten.
Among others, inside what appeared to be the ruined trunk of an economy car, I found the booklet of a 90’s German punk compilation CD, titled: “Die Deutsche Punkinvasion vol. III”.
Covered in dust, the booklet included a series of photographs of anarchic demonstrations and revolts from those years.
As I flipped through the pages, I was amazed by the uncovering of a visual coincidence between the two situations and by the purely fortuitous nature of this connection.”
Die Deutsche Punkinvasion has been exhibited at Fotopub 2015 and showed at PLAT(T)FORM 2015-Fotomuseum Winterthur. Alessandro Calabrese has been recently nominated among the 2015 FOAM talents.
Presented as 12 A3 folded posters, secured with an acetate cover and elastic bands. Printed on 400gr gloss paper.
First edition of 100 copies.