Commonplace. Seemingly devoid of strong narratives
Sculpture. Soil. 100x100x100 cm
N. 25 drawings. Pencil on paper. 29,7×21 cm. Installation of 36 A4 sheets.
Shelf with various documents 80×32 cm.
Starting with a folk legend, and following the directions of some of the inhabitants, I explored the territory around Guilmi in search of the ruins of the ancient village of Tripaldi, which is mentioned in a popular song.
Wall remains, ceramic artifacts, and bones were found to attest to the actual existence of the village.
1m3 of soil was placed at the edge of the village, from where it is possible to see the site of the ruins, and it was left to unravel over time, in dialogue with the landscape. A cubic meter of earth, of history, of memory, to bring attention back to a common territory, and to give value to the imaginary connected to the place.
The artifacts were drawn and then buried in the cube of earth.
> Luogo comune was carried out in residence at Guilmi Art Project, a project by Chico Bacci e Lucia Giardino, in collaboration with Vis a Vis – Artists in Residence Project, Limiti Inchiusi, Campobasso, at
Mostra presso Limiti Inchiusi, Campobasso
> Luogo comune was the result of the residence at Guilmi Art Project, curated by Chico Bacci and Lucia Giardino, in collaboration with Vis a Vis – Artists in Residence Project, Limiti Inchiusi, Campobasso, at Guilmi (CH).