Maps of mere existence – book

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.


Exhibited at:

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)


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