To Unfold: Attempt #1 (Giardini Cavour, Torino), 2013


To Unfold
(used with object)
To bring out of a folded state; to spread out or lay open to view; to reveal or display; to reveal or disclose in
words; explain.
(used without object)
To become unfolded; open. To develop. To become clear, apparent, or known.


This piece has been specially created for the exhibition Un---fold, which presents work of different kinds and dimensions, but which can all be dismantled into A4 format.

The silhouettes of the trees in Piazza Cavour in Torino, where I lived for over thirty years, are multiplied and repeated from different view points: reflected, turned round or superimposed. The result is a visual and mental forest, an ambience belonging to my past, but at the same time unidentifiable with any particular place; it could allude more generally to an attempt to seek unexplored or displaced aspects, like the variable, evasive nature of our psyche.

The work, printed on a transparent base, can be assembled in different ways each time by moving, adding or subtracting images.

The Un---fold exhibition is curated and promoted by A Room (Helsinki, Finland), Big Bang (Invorio, Italy), Black Duck (Berlin, Germany) and Red Nomade (Valencia, Spain). Inaugurated in March 2013 at the Associazione Barriera, Torino, it was subsequently transferred to A Room, Helsinki, Finland and Museo Soares dos Reis - Frame Research, Porto, Portugal (2013); Kessler Contemporary and Lametro, Valencia, Spain (2013-2014); Asme Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2014).