I work as a private investigator and UPO specialist* for a company named TLSB.
In June 2020, when I started working for Sybil and Tommaso, my life drastically changed: I had to leave my teaching position at City of Westminster College London and put aside my career as an artist to follow up with pressing conundrums and investigations.
I believe I was hired for my great experience with UPOs (Unidentified Performing Objects), my insatiable curiosity and my capacity to deconstruct and recombine my identity and gender.
Sometimes I feel that they think I am simply a fool or a weirdo, maybe because they struggle to articulate beyond the binary. However, they seem to trust me greatly as they continue to assign me intricate mysteries to be solved.
Currently, I operate mainly in the UK, Germany and Italy. My primary offices are in London and Pregnana Milanese.
C0036: The Upside-down Rainbow in Piedmont-Lombardy and C0034: The Gargantuan Shoe in London – with its extension C0034-B: The UPO’s Chant – are among the most intricate mysteries I had to face. Despite the countless hours I spent on them, the travels, and the resources invested, I didn’t find a definitive solution.
I rarely find a final explanation or completion in my work as well as in my personal life. Rather than logical A-to-B processes, I see them as open-ended journeys towards the unknown.
And my TLSB journeys are never solitary; they are collective experiences, plural investigations, and interactive invitations.
* A UPO is an object that rejects categorisation, sits in between definitions, and is equally familiar and uncanny. A UPO can be intended as a metaphor for an ever-changing identity – fluid, queer, slippery – and can also be perceived as an elusive, ghost-like manifestation.
Luca Bosani (he/they b.1990, Rho, IT) is a gender non-conforming neurodivergent multimedia artist. In the last two years, he developed his identity and personality as TLSB private investigator & UPO specialist.
Taking the cinematographic stereotype of the private investigator (e.g. Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe), Luca dismantles this hyper-masculine identity to introduce a queer private investigator in drag.
As a private investigator in drag, Luca works for a fictional company (TLSB), compiles regular Reports for them, wears uniforms daily (currently a red outfit), works with talented colleagues (detectives, artists, musicians) and is constantly busy trying to solve intricate conundrums.
Rovesciare gli arcobaleni si può, La Repubblica, by Olga Gambari, ITA
Reports on Behalf of TLSB HOAX Publication, ENG
Artist Interview: Luca Bosani Fern & Glade, London, ENG
El arte del futbol Revista Crack Style, Mexico, SPA
Carlo Sala ed Elisa Carollo in conversazione con Luca Bosani BRODO promoted by Piattaforma Lago, Fondazione Fabbri, Treviso Ricerca Arte, ITA
From the margins FAD Magazine, by Paul Carey-Kent, ENG
Transition: Shirley Temple takes on the US capitol Lampooon Magazine, ENG
Art, Sculpture, Performance and Fashion: Luca Calu Bosani Wait! Fashion, ENG
Interview with Federico Esposito Time travel, ENG
Luca Bosani: C0037- A Gleam in the Fog Art Verge, ENG
Archive: Luca Bosani Contemporary Attitude, ENG
Absinthe: Artists’ muse of the past and mythological creature of today by Elina Baumikhanova, ENG
Gli artisti Under 35 da tener d’occhio Man In Town, by Lorenzo Sabatini, ITA
Autointerview, MetodoMilano, ITA
I (never) explain #91: Luca Bosani ATP Diary, ITA-ENG
Luna Piena, Tzvetnik, ENG
Featured artist, Azzurro3, ENG
Luna Piena at Residenza La Fornace, Daily Lazy, ENG
Q&A: Luca Bosani The Global F.C. ENG
Luca Bosani: More Than Shoes Los Gatos, by Aidha Badr, ENG
Performing Objects: Luca Bosani for Platforms Projects interview with Sepersepuluh Jakarta, ENG
Off topic: Luca Bosani sulla mascolinità e le dinamiche di genere Forme Uniche & ArtsLife, by Gianluca Gramolazzi, ITA
Fucked Up Objects Mousse Magazine, by Marie De Brugerolle, ENG
Issue 2, Rung Magazine, ENG
Luca Bosani: Q-Rated Performance La Quadriennale di Roma, ITA
Absinthe, Coeval Magazine, by Lara Monro, ENG
Absinthe: Luca Bosani interview with Hector Campbell, ENG