Maps of mere existence
Artist book – 2015 – 35 numbered copies
40 pages | Size: 21 x 27,9 cm
Indigo press | Paper: alga carta, favini
Cardboard cover with silkscreen | handmade binding
The book is a mental and emotional map of a few square meters of Albergheria district in Palermo (Sicily, Italy). Here, we witness people passing by as actors in a private, daily theater where nothing, yet everything happens.
People who are absorbed in their everyday lives, that may seem meaningless. It’s the mere existence, far from folkloric and guidebooks representations — the invisibility of routines.
People who are imagined – and held together – as dots on a map representing a spatial and life experience. Emptied of almost all of its usual meanings, the urban landscape may sometimes reveal abstract shapes – a sort of “cartography of asphalt”.
It’s a loop-book that invite you to enter and feel.
2016 Orto Botanico – Graffette, book exhibition by Minumum studio, Palermo (IT)
2015 Galeria Janes – Selecção Call for Books, Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga (PT)
2015 Artificerie Almagià – Fahrenheit 39, 5 edition, art book fair, Ravenna (IT)