Trees as dimensional gateways to new worlds. The vegetation around my home acted as an almost obliged subject during the first lockdown. A period coincided in Italy with the arrival of spring in 2020: a different spring, with dark and destabilizing shades. The impulse to represent only nature as a rebalancing subject of human fragility quickly turned into a desire to give life to other dimensional spaces and alternative realities. These are created through digital processing of photographs by destructuring and reassembling the image on the basis of single color gradients. The results are some kind of imaginary galaxies as a space of mind. Nothing will be the same, it’s not rhetoric but a fact, the unknown is what awaits us. A type of life that we have not yet experienced, a future that is up to us to model in a good way. We are facing a crossroads: return to the life of before with its high level of toxicity or practice a new lifestyle based on other paradigms, avoiding the risk to fall into a technocratic and hyper-controlled society. The only way is to follow Nature and the basic principle that there can no longer be infinite growth in a finite world. We should be inspired by the incredible resilience of plants and trees which, representing 99% of terrestrial biomass, is what allows us to breathe. In this project trees are like mystical entities as happen in many civilizations which attribute supernatural dimensions to sacred trees, directly related to ancient, deep-rooted pagan traditions. Trees, all over the world, have played an important role in many mythologies and religions, a role to which sacred and profound meanings have been attributed. Human beings, observing the growth and death of trees, the elasticity of their branches, the sensitivity, the annual decay and regrowth of their foliage, see them as powerful symbols of growth, decay and ultimately of resurrection. These works reach their maximum expression when printed on backlit panels or displayed at maximum brightness in a high resolution screen.
L’architettura trascende lo spazio fisico e diventa un luogo della mente. Muri, angoli, soffitti, dettagli che abbiamo sotto gli occhi tutti i giorni possono fungere da porta spazio/temporale: una dimensione armonica all’interno di un contesto urbano spesso frammentario. L’altrove che è dentro di me.
Architecture transcends physical space and becomes a place of the mind. Walls, corners, ceilings, details that we have under our eyes every day can act as a space / time door: a harmonious dimension within an often fragmentary urban context. The elsewhere that is inside of me.
The unexpected forms and illusions that water flows can generate.