Site-specific installatio for ‘Pages’ section curated by Ginevra Bria
ArtVerona Fair, Verona, 2021
For the event we presented also a
special edition of Archivio 5 made with
handmade paper. On the pages all images have been
removed while retaining the texts.
The watermarks of objects that are usually
stored in a book appear against the
light. Dates and signatures, bookmarks,
underlining, faded passport photos,
dried flowers, and receipts with prices in
lire; intimate signs that give personality
and history to those mass-produced
items now made unique.
It is an archive of gestures and
personalities inside yellowed pages. An unexpected archive.
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.