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Valerio Berruti - Udaka - Fango in Zulu

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Valerio Berruti is undeniably emerging as one of the most intriguing figures in the contemporary Italian art scene. Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of delving into one of his captivating creations, the video animation titled "Udaka - Fango in Zulu." This particular work is a striking example of Berruti's innovative approach to art, which masterfully blends traditional techniques with modern expressions. The animation is comprised of 350 individual drawings, each rendered on paper using earth sourced directly from the Nirox Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. This choice of material is not just an artistic decision but a profound statement on the global nature of art and its foundational ties to the earth, irrespective of geographical boundaries. The protagonist of "Udaka - Fango in Zulu" is a little girl, a recurring character in Berruti’s works, notably appearing in "Over