The Heroine’s Journey of Anna Mancini

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

As a musician and visual artist, about my work I love to be myself and never adapt to temporary trends and what they require.

What is my idea of happiness?

Someone said once, happiness is not doing what you want but wanting what you do.

What is my greatest fear?

Islands. As much as I love the sea, being born in a port city. Being just surrounded by water gives me chills.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I can’t say no to the people I love, so I find myself in situations where I never want to be.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

Those who don’t sell themselves for money and fame; so it’s hard to say who I admire because there are very few real people like that. On the other hand, those I despise are those who’s never satisfied of anything, and the more they earn money, the more they become miserly, they sell their dignity for money and celebrities, becoming everything they said of hating because they haven’t been able to keep a low profile.

What is my greatest extravagance?

I don’t know, it seems I have so many that I don’t even notice anymore. I also have an attention deficit, extravagance is the order of the day for me, I get distracted very easily, when you talk to me you have to repeat things over and over and when I watch a movie or read a book I always have to go back because I get lost.

Credits: Adolfo Ranise

On what occasion would I lie?

When I can’t say no, accepting to do things I instantly regret.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

The collective idea that if you don’t fit in with tendencies and mainstream, yours isn’t considered a work.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

Wherever I thought I had conveyed something real.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I wish I had magic powers.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

My biggest achievement is perseverance in remaining as I am.

Where would I most like to live?

I like metropolises, even if I spend most of the time at home drawing, I like having chaos close at hand.

What is my most treasured possession?


What is my most marked characteristic?

Black humor.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

Fontanelle cemetery, an ancient ossuary of worship in wich people went to pray for the souls of those unknown corpses, adopting their skulls.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

When I go out I like being around, moving on the street, I’m not an aperitif type. I prefer to sit and watch freight trains go by.

What books influenced my life and how?

Difficult to say on the spot, certainly russian writers, anarchist readings, Russeau’s Discourse on Inequality. But above all gothic literature and horror stories. Authors as H.P. Lovecraft, who became eternal only when they died and went unnoticed throughout their existence. I find it fascinating and timeless.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Michael Jackson’s.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Wednesday Addams.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Jules Bonnot, Gaetano Bresci.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

The Exorcist.

What role play stories in my life and work?

I have always been obsessed with stories, forgotten ones, unsolved mysteries and crime. I believe that everything we are attracted to influences us in our life.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

I don’t think so, events falls upon us most of the time, not everyone is facilitated by life.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My cat.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022?

I am in a period of my life where I have a hard time socializing with people and I hate most of them, I really don’t know how to answer this question.

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on?

Definitely visual art, lately I prefere much more drawing than playing.

Where can you see me or my work in 2022?

Cemeteries, social centers, exibitions, train stations, abandoned places. You can see my on Instagram @annamancy and my alter ego, Disturbia, on her own profile

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Passion, the real one, is the only thing no one can deprive us of.

How can you contact me?

By mail
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