I started this project with a exploration journey in Sardinia.
… The journey from Calasetta to Carloforte is short: I remember the feelings of my first vacation here, almost twenty years ago, when my wife and me was engaged and for a moment I relive the lightness of those days: the car’s windows was lowered to accommodate the wind, the smell of the sea, De Andrè music from the stereo. Carloforte welcomes us with its Genoese architectures, over a stands there is the sign of the Union of Sardinia and from a balcony waving the flag of Sampdoria. Marta, an artist who works with natural pigments, arrived in Carloforte almost twenty years ago for work and she never left it yet. He waits for me at the port, moving to Via Magenta which seems to me a Genoese “caruggio”: the street is getting ready for party, everyone takes part with great enthusiasm, the painted pillowcases are hanging on balcony with the dreams of the people. In the street echoes that “bastard dialect”, one of a kind: a melting between the Sardinian, Genoese and ”tabarchino”.
From windows comes the scent of freshly baked focaccia …
Text excerpted from “Arrivederci” Humboldt Books Milan, 2016
Goodbye is a long-term project started in 2015, which lives by different moments in time and space. I started this project with a exploration journey in Sardinia. Animated to get in touch with one of the most ancient traditions of the Mediterranean, between the weft and the warp it is transfigured into a new relationship by time and space: the different temporalities of events that created the texture of the lived experience, converge, for the period of the exhibition, in the space of the work. With “Goodbye” I would like to create a great public and itinerant work that travels in to the Mediterranean basin, which resound with the great sails overlapping different symbols and texture. I would like to continue the project by hybridize the typical symbols of local weaving to re-encode the symbol in the hope that it will be a common place for the different states that border the Mediterranean.