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Nine digital collages of different sizes, artist book, diagram, two colour photographs, 2012.

 

Produced with the support of Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa.

"For seven months I obsessively recorded with my iPhone the view from the window of each airplane I took to travel back and forth London and Venice, the window seat being the only place I could find some peace, overwhelmed as I was by the realisation that

I had become a European nomad. I kept crossing the Alps, every trip disclosing memories, new mountain rifts or enclosed valleys or villages. In the time of a veer the same lake would look different and I was reminded that perspective, after all, is only a human invention". The work is exhibited as large prints reproducing the recorded flights and five concertinas springing out of a black box, recalling the mysterious black box investigators look for after plane crashes. The photographs in the concertinas consist of the same ones composed on the large prints and contain within a circle a portion of a photograph taken on the next flight, containing within a circle a portion of a photograph belonging to the next flight again, and so on, suggesting the perpetual alternation of departure and destination. A diagrammatic drawing contains the flights data collected online, together with informations about space and time ideas in zen philosophy kept together by a symbolic enso, a circle that indicates perpetual becoming. The diagram is a sort of instruction manual, both for the audience and to the artist.

The work installed at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (partial view).

Details of the installation and of the wall pieces.

Diagram, pigment print on paper, 45x45 cm.

Details from artist book.

The work installed at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (partial view).

Colour photograph, pigment printed on paper, 80x100 cm.

Colour photograph, pigment printed on paper, 20x30 cm.