August 2023: one of the hottest ever.
Rome is deserted and those who haven’t escaped are struggling with their own demons. Luca has one thought, and it’s on the walls of his neighborhood. So he calls Marco, his long-time friend with the same background and the same zip code: that’s it. One makes the glue and attaches the posters, the other takes the photos. Analog. And we are immediately twenty years back, when Montesacro was truly a suburb and the street was truly a stage.
Eighteenth chapter of the 36chambers series, Colla 00139 is a divertissement by an artist and a photographer. It’s a goodbye home because, when you leave, you always come back, sooner or later. It is a declaration of love to those who have turned their passion into a profession.
Colla 00139 is a book that, in 132 pages and more than 100 photos, tells the story of a city that is always moving and changing and continue to insipire his multidisciplinary artists.
Lucamaleonte, a Roman artist born in 1983, graduated from the Central Institute for Restoration and joined the Street Art movement in 2001. Recognized in Italy and abroad, his constant attention to detail and his interest in ancient printing techniques determine a unique style in his production of works, murals and poster art.
Marco Ubertini (1982) has been active in the writing scene since the nineties with the Savage Boys crew. He approaches rap with the Brokenspeakers collective and later as the Unabomber. Novel writer and theater author is now attracted to the photographic medium to express his creative needs.
Printed in Italy
Poster art and analogue portraits in a Rome in constant movement. An artist and a photographer embark on a journey to rediscover their passion