Cose di Montale
upcycled materials and old books
The book is the protagonist. Also a thing, restored to new life. The book that has exhausted its purpose is restored, dignified and stratified, continuing to contain previous knowledge.
The artefacts-books made for Montale are deliberately cracked secrets: the intent is not clarity but to ignite curiosity, to alert attention in order to reintegrate the word and focus on the barely legible text. The book is a vigil.
A pit in which the debris ignites a possible quest.
The colours used: the blue of sea scales and light yellow. Nacreous dust the broken mesh and then the elements used: netting, gauze, paper of various textures and weights.
MACI Contemporary Art Museum Imperia