Tic – by Flavio Masi


Tourette syndrome is characterized by the presence of tics of different types which in some cases seem like real muscular spasms. In the most serious cases, it is necessary to take drugs like haloperidol.

Sometime ago, in a video recording, I saw a young lady tormented by violent tics: she swung back her head and contracted her facial muscles. Such convulsions were impressive but something escaped me.

It took me a while to understand that in the midst of these involuntary contractions, for an instant, the face relaxed.

In the image here presented, I tried to represent this fleeting moment of composure.

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Teoria delle ombre 6 – di Flavio Masi

Shadow theory

The series of images depicted in this page refer, in certain aspects, to those school memories related to the study of descriptive geometry.

Terzo occhio | illustrazione di Flavio Masi

Third Eye

An allegorical illustration alluding to mass surveillance practices ordered by governments in the era of digital interconnection.

Attention – by Flavio Masi


In a story by Oliver Sacks, a young woman finds herself deprived of proprioception; the image created by me is taken from that story.

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