29 July 2010
Rifrazioni Art Residency + International Festival of Contemporary Art, Anzio e Nettuno (Lazio, Italy)
Residence program 5th – 28th July
Festival 29th – 31th July, 1st August
The artist takes an introspective stance to organise memories and affects into a personal geography of imaginary destinations.
“True places are places that only exist in our mind.”
As we journey on what Dante called “our life’s way”, we are all creating private maps and organising experiences and memories along highly personal geographies. In return, maps invite travel, they inspire journeys. Each place-name is a prompt for a story. We each project our inner-self into this fictional territory of possibilities. Each crossroad offers a multitude of departure points for the unknown, for the unseen, for the untold desires.
The map of Destinations intérieures summons the spectator to accommodate and project their own experiences onto it, and conform it to their reality.
Nettuno?s railway station is an obvious setting for this kind of work: by essence a place of transit, often overlooked and dismissed by its daily users, it is the embodiment of the everyday, where micro-stories happen and paths of life weave into each other. As the traveller sets on a journey, they operate creative constructions and fabricate new realities, filling the gaps between stations, finishing the story while writing their own.