Le vie dei canti, 2016-19.
Le vie dei canti is a pictorial research aimed at the study of the form and matter that makes up the Earth. It is It is an ongoing series composed by eleven paintings each of which focuses on the study of different area of landscape. Landscape it is then reinterpreted according to the principle of “third nature” exposed by the philosopher Yuk Hui. From the moment when technology took over the real through its conceptualisation in terms of space and time, it made it impossible to maintain the purity of the cosmos (i.e. the place where the human being disappears; where what else begins). Cosmologies are, in fact, the narratives of the beginning and end of the worlds, straddling knowledge and myth. But with the geological impact of humanity on terrestrial ecosystems, it is no longer possible to distinguish between anthropological and cosmological orders. In this sense Hui introduces a “nature that does not exist for itself, nor delimited by technology, but a nature that exists in a continuum with between world and technology”. What is called “cosmotechnics”. The spatial analysis within the paintings highlights the natural elements of a territory by searching for that now lost cosmic dimension. On each canvas a landscape is traced as the Aborigines did through their songs, of which Bruce Chatwin tells in the book Le vie dei canti (The Songline, 1987). Here painting has the task of narrating space through the images just as the words of the Aboriginal songs narrated the Australian landscapes.