Artist’s book in 5 copies realised in collaboration with Archivio Magazine on the occasion of his participation in ArtVerona 2021 in the Pages selection curated by Ginevra Bria.
For each magazine Archivio Magazine asks a writer to interpret the archive of images without any data or information, writing a fictitious story.
For this collaboration all the images were removed while retaining the texts. Therefore we wanted to restore a visual imagery through the watermark technique.
The presences of objects that usually accumulate in a book emerge in contrast with a light. Dates, bookmarks, postcards, dried flowers and prices in lire; intimate signs that give personality and history to those mass-produced publishing objects now made unique.
The final product hand-bounded together is enclosed in a semi-transparent white marbling handmade paper.
A ‘dusty antique book’ smell specially made by a Nose complete the book, giving access to one’s ancestral memories.
The starting point for the collaboration
with Archivio Magazine is a statement by
the photographer Letizia Battaglia. She
indicated “the balconies of Palermo with
the sheets stretched out to demonstrate
against the Mafia, after the death of
Falcone and Borsellino” as an image to
describe her 1990s.