Federico Protto

Federico Protto


I wrote a poem during my winter period in the south of Spain, on one of my daily walks along the beach. The night before there was a tremendous storm rampaging the coast. The storm gave us millions of tiny, tiny white shells. And an insanely immense amount of waste: nets, plastic, glass, bottles, wood, toys, straws, paper, textile. There was this paradox situation: anger about this complete failure and disrespect towards nature and fascination for the ugly, this zone things meet and create friction. Suddenly I thought of hanging out with Klaus Nomi, listening to a sweet tiny melody and being like, oh yeah this is sweet. There are waves and steps on sand. Crisp. This story is one of cycles of creation, destruction, unity & willpower of healing, and of change. And: togetherness.


The clothes used in the video are part of a collection created during the first lockdown using only materials from my personal archive.




Aleks Borys works in the fields of choreography, cosmology, and ecology. Her work looks at the human body, environment/ the earth, the universe and asks what is the choreography and dance that happens between them.

by Federico Luz
a video work by
Aleks Borys & Federico Luz
direction, edit
Aleksandra Borys
additional footage
Gustavo Segura
costume design
Federico Protto
song ‘Valentine
from the upcoming EP ‘FORMULAS’
written, produced
Federico Protto
mastering, additional mixing
Luís Rodrigues Alves

Text is edited from May Issue of CARE WHERE ? digital gathering zine, May 2020.

Premiered on the 8th of October 2021 at the 30th Edition of ModaLisboa, Lisbon Fashion Week