We have these titles in our programme:
“Invernomuto: Negus“ is a further development of the Negus project, which originated from a very specific historical event dating back to the time of the Italian occupation in Ethiopia in 1936, when a wounded soldier was forced to return to Vernasca, and the community there organized a joyful and obscure ritual in the main square. The book contains an extensive visual section developed drawing on various personal archives, two unpublished essays and an interview.
“Into Your Solar Plexus“ is the sum of a multitude of journeys, people and stories collected and edited by Donatella Bernardi. Her uncle and father, respectively a mountaineer and a scientist, were meticulous documenters of their travels around the globe. Their archives constitute the driving force behind the project.
“Arrivederci“ is Ettore Favini‘s travel diary and the story that follows his trips through Sardinia in search of the old textile traditions of the island.The diary is meant to give a face and a past to each fabric Favini collected or that was given to him
In “How do I imagine being there?“, Claudia Losi lets the voices of a writer, a semiologist and a cinema historian, a geographer, a biologist and a naturalist, a neuroscientist, a psychiatrist and an artist describe the idea of an “archipelago world” – on the basis of her visit of the remote and deserted St Kilda island in the Outer Hebrides, which the last human inhabitant left in 1930.
Roman Signer‘s “A Step Towards the Sea“ tells the relationship between the artist and Italy through a selection of installation views and video works. The accompanying DVD includes an unreleased film and a documentation on every actions carried out in Italy by Signer since the 1990s. Signer’s bond with the country is a special one, bearing in mind some of his most renown works, produced on the Stromboli volcano, or the numerous actions and sculptures that revolve around an Italian iconic subject such as the Ape Piaggio
Francesca Berardi‘s “Detour in Detroit“ is an emotional and practical book about the city, mapped through a series of encounters with its people. She collected stories, ideas and feelings, set within what seems to be a real movement of urban resistance.
For “Railway Flora“, Ernesto Schick devoted a decade of his life (1969-1978) to observe, classify and illustrate the wild vegetation that infests the grounds of the international railway marshalling yard in Chiasso. First published in 1980, Railway Flora has maintained all its original charm.