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The Season

Giulia Vanelli

80 Pages / 24x29 cm
400 copies / Hard cover
Design by Tommaso Parrillo, Elisabetta Nascimbeni
Published in February 2024
ISBN 979-12-80177-37-7

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“There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting. A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically, he slows down. Meanwhile, a person who wants to forget a disagreeable incident he has just lived through starts unconsciously to speed up his pace, as if he were trying to distance himself from a thing still too close to him in time. In existential mathematics that experience takes the form of two basic equations: The degree of slowness is directly proportional to the intensity of memory; the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting.”
Milan Kundera, Slowness

Lay Her Down Upon Her Back

Róisín White

200 Pages / 12x18 cm
600 copies / Soft cover
Design by Tommaso Tanini
Text by Benedetta Casagrande
Published in November 2023
Winner of Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award  2022
ISBN 979-12-80177-35-3

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Bringing together the artist’s own photographs, found
archival material, handmade drawings, oral accounts
and extracts from literature, Lay Her Down Upon
Her Back looks at the history of medical mistreatment
and uneven power relations between male doctors and
female patients through a type of photography where
evidence itself plays the role of symptom. For both
in photography and in hysteria it is the surface that
carries meaning and depth, providing the space onto
which meaning plays out.

How to make jam

Vaste Programme

144 Pages / 14x19 cm
Hard cover
Design by Studio Grand Hotel
Text by Francesca Cirilli, Beatrice Zanelli
Published in October 2023
ISBN 979-12-80177-34-6

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Vaste Programme. Immaginario, autentico. Project winner of the public contest “Strategia Fotografia 2022”, promoted by Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea of the Italian Ministry of Culture

In the fusion of place and soul, the soul is as much of a container of place as place is a container of soul, and both are susceptible to the same forces of destruction.
(Robert Pogue Harrison)

If the house is the place of soul and memory, what happens when it crumbles?
Presence and memory, time and decay, reversals of sense and approach are the main pillars of the research that Vaste Programme developed starting from two abandoned mansions. A metaphorical visual and textual reflection on the passing of time that consumes and alters everything, with Come si fa la marmellata the artists invite us, with the lightness and the depth which characterizes their work, to change our approach with reality. Without denying facts, they look for creative and playful solutions to face the passing of time and its consequences.
If time and bushes invade and destroy the houses, at least blackberries can be used to make jam...


Mara Palena

304 Pages / 17x24 cm
500 copies / Soft cover
Design by Giovanni Murolo
Text by Matilde Scaramellini
Published in November 2023
ISBN 979-12-80177-32-2

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The knowledge of one’s inner self as the sole tool for self-fulfillment, for stoically embracing the human condition in all its turmoils — that is what ancient Greeks used to call Oikeiôsis.
The same word was chosen by Mara Palena to call a project that unfolds over the duration of existence. The analog images shot by the artist from her childhood to today do not follow any
external precept. Instead, they are subjected to continuous alteration which seems controlled by an individual state of conscience — sometimes fragile and melancholic, sometimes romantic, sometimes sharp or even violent, yet never graspable, just like memory itself.
This infinite body of photographic works is the artist’s actual body, whose cells are the poetic intuitions that have beaten the passage of time.
This body gives itself to the collective by welcoming the viewer in a large, shared mnemonic archive where each image triggers a sense of empathy in the life experience.
Image after image, the artist rewrites that white sheet of paper that is at the same time life and death, love and repulsion, fashion and disuse, reprocessing and acceptance, singularity and multitude.

Matilde Scaramellini

The body is a revelation as is landscape

Sofia Masini

96 Pages / 20x30 cm
350 copies / spiral binding
Design by Tommaso Parrillo & Giulia Boccarossa
Text by Elisa Medde 
With the support of Collezione Donata Pizzi
Published in October 2023
ISBN 979-12-80177-31-5

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"In Sofia Masini’s work the revelation of body and landscape is a dance, a back and forth between two bodies, but also between photography and sculpture and performance. Here there is no complete fusion and reunion. The artist engages in what happens before the complete reunion - she highlights the shedding, the conflict and the hardship of the process, the search for a unity that is in sight, but not yet happening. Her body dances with rocks, between the thirst of desolation and the untameable force of powerful waters, is scarred, fragmented and reconstructed, different, as the morphing process is ongoing. It is a beginning with no end, and activation of a new archive, a search for different equilibriums - the revelation of its traces.”

Excerpt form the text “The body is a revelation as is landscape” by Elisa Medde

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