Pinocchio’s Nightmare | Brisbane City Council

Pinocchio’s Nightmare

Giuseppe Filardo is one of the finalists in Brisbane City Council's Recycling Art Competition and has created 'Pinocchio's Nightmare'.

“Approaching this competition, Pinocchio always came to mind. Perhaps I channelled Gepeto, who I later learned is a character sharing a nickname for my own name, Giuseppe. This artwork aims to challenge people’s perceptions of Pinocchio. I’ve created a creature that Pinocchio has nightmares about becoming – a robotic spider rather than a real human boy.”

This piece is 190 cm high and is made from a leather couch, chairs, golf clubs, a balustrade, brass window fixings, door handles, an exercise machine, square rulers, springs, hinges and more.

Recycling Art Competition

This competition explores the creative potential of recycling household items and furniture, and inspiring others to see the possibility in things that may have otherwise have been thrown away. The artworks have been created with items from Council's tip shops and other second-hand sales.

All about the artist

Giuseppe’s work is inspired by his surroundings and especially by the found objects that form an integral part of his work. He finds inspiration in these objects, which already have a story to tell, and he likes to re-assemble these to make a new story. Giuseppe is influenced by the methodology of Bricolage; a construction or creation from a diverse range of available things and the way several items can be constructed to form something new.

More information

You can also watch this video and see all the other finalists and their artwork on Brisbane City Council's YouTube Channel. Alternatively, you can watch these videos in an accessible player on Vimeo.

You can also read the text version.

27 March 2015