In my parents' wedding photo album there is a group shot with my mum and dad in bridal clothes surrounded by her work colleagues dressed in their work uniforms. They are smiling and so happy to be a part of the wedding day and this kind of family portrait is the reference for my homage to my mum.
Fifteen female faces I have impersonated. The 70's period was in their eyebrows and hair, but I don't know anything about their life, only snippets that my mother told me. So, I have given an identity and a little story to each of them to narrate the working condition of Italian Women during the 1970's and 80's.
Pregnant women were often fired from work and very few unions supported their status and rights. A sort of danger, the pregnancy; a social crossroads between being a mother or a productive worker. These worker identities are a pretext to denounce the condition of exploitation and illegal work there was, and there still is, in many Italian factories.