To Charter 19
Alla Carta is a biannual international publication that approaches high-end fashion, art and design.
Nomen omen, at a time when the web seems the only way of communication, Alla Carta is once again betting on the most precious medium, paper.
The magazine is an ode to paper and, at the same time, to the most precious moment of the day: interviews always take place around a table, to celebrate one of the oldest Italian habits, conviviality.
Dimensions: 225 x 310 mm
Number of pages: 249
ISSUE 19 - Ladies and Gentlemen, Goodnight
Good night ladies and gentlemen.
This was the cordial and complacent concluding sentence that was heard every day on Italian TV. An Italy of other times. This intimate goodnight, a reflection of a still affable and courteous communication style, is also the title of a film. And that film was the inspiration for this new issue of Alla Carta. Ladies and Gentlemen, Goodnight is a collective satirical work, shot by several authors, which tells the story of a day on television in 14 episodes. Released in 1976, it is a satirical stance against the powers that be, using what seemed the most powerful medium at the time: television.
This edition of Alla Carta investigates what is left of that world today. The public on one side. The faces of the people who still occupy those sofas perfectly positioned in front of the TV, who still cling to the remote control as a sign of authority. In front of them, the exaggerated and exuberant expressions of television characters, most often destroyed by cosmetic surgery.
Examine a grotesque and antiquated media as a means to explore the world of contemporary communication, where the boundary between public and private, presenters and spectators, has become increasingly blurred. The tools may change but the violence and cruelty inherent in the power of communication cannot.