Milan-based artists Stella Scala (b. 1964) and Simeone Crispino (b. 1962) have been working collaboratively as Vedovamazzei since 1991. Using a wide range of media including sculpture, painting, installation and photography, Vedovamazzei’s humorous and poignant works explore the ways in which desire and affect might couple and uncouple images, objects and texts. Their pieces often give form to literal mis-readings, including the translation of a movie into a sculpture, the creation of a narrative around a flawed object, or the depiction of an impossible romantic whim.