An oneiric journey through the relationship between man and city
“I have neither desires nor fears, – the Khan declared, – and my dreams are composed either by my mind or by chance. Cities also believe they are the work of the mind or of chance, but neither the one nor the other suffices to hold up their walls. You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
The city assumes a remarkable role for each of us: a space to get lost in and think, to go out, to go back in, to travel, to find, to be, as if it were a daydream. The pages of Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities full of imaginative descriptions of cities have inspired a series of sculptures of anthropomorphic figures where the indissoluble union between man and city is highlighted by the fusion of these two elements, which mingle to give life to imaginary cities. The author of the book manages to describe the cities through emotions, smells, flavours and noises, leaving space for building up oneiric worlds, where you get lost and find yourself with your subconscious that makes himself visible and can be manifested also through a work of art and that’s exactly what these sculptures try to narrate.