If You Lived Here You'd Be Home by Now

Viale's early works investigate the call for empathy with nature with veiled irony, using images explicitly referable to the clichés within the contemporary collective imagination.

Here "exotic" landscape is a non-place, a huge plastic-coated postcard through which one transits, on vacation or virtually.

Marcella Beccaria's catalogue text La vera vacanza della post-turista, in If You Lived Here You'd be Home by Now, Galleria Carbone, Turin, 1998