“Strùere” is a latin word that could be translated with “to build” but also with “to batch”. The colon included in the piece of work title, claim a detailed description, a result; they introduce and prove. The photographic approach diptychs two pictures of a different nature, with the purpose of creating what is after the colon. The huts pictured in the black and white panning shots are temporary shelters that seem to spring up only for the pleasure of building them: the Ombrone river, in Tuscany, has a particular deposit in its bed, caused by the erodible nature of the sandy-clay formation of the land where it flows; they fail to restrain the banks, therefore the Ombrone river carries a lot of trunks and shrubs that are often transported to the mouth of the river itself. But the current and the waves of the sea drag them to the shore, where they lay for sometime. With these abandoned trunks, man had the instinct to build some huts.
The artist matched these pictures with prints from slides. They retrieve and collect them, building an abandoned image archive. They represent samples of anonymous lives in which we all recognize each another, because of the anonymous nature of them.
The first ones show some debris made shelters, the second one are debris themselves.
On the pictures some water and quicklime interventions were performed. The blend is partially stratified in countless glazes on the trunks and on the characters arms.
Life is identified in building, therefore it’s a metaphor of the sedimentation of the experiences through the slow absorption of the memory of objects.
6 dittici con stampe Fine Art da negativi b/n e diapositive, acqua e calce
157,5 x 56,5 cm. ciascuno
2016 – 2017