Loredana Longo’s (b. 1967, lives and works in Catania) work addresses topics related to the political backdrop in Sicily where the artist lives and works. Her series of performances for the camera, Explosions, depict bombings that occur in peaceful domestic settings such as the bedroom, a wedding reception, or a living room decorated for Christmas Eve, and can be seen as mirrors of the deceptive peace and organization in an otherwise violent society. Her performances allude to the lack of drama and sensationalism in alleged Mafia crimes and the coldness and banality with which they are performed. Longo has recently exhibited her work at the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, the Palazzo Riso Museum of Contemporary Art (Palermo), and the Italo-Latin American Institute (Rome). This work was produced at the workshop held in Fez during the artist’s residency at L’appartement 22 (Rabat).
Invited to produce a new work for this exhibition, Loredana Longo created a storyboard for "Souvenir #4, Forever Yours." Longo planned to construct a space for a performance in which she would shoot at photographs of her ex-boyfriends with a real gun. The production of this piece could not happen, however, because of Moroccan gun laws.