curated by Daniela Bigi, Giuseppe Buzzotta and Gabriella Ciancimino
2017, Moon Contemporary, Carini Castel, Palermo, IT
I choose drawing for a survey on the historical-architectural layers of the walls of the castle of Carini. The technical drawing is the starting point for future projects, here I used it to create a possible mould’s map if the place was left to itself. At the same time, Ife is a reflection on the physical activity of the restoration of a wall and on the multiple physical reactions that they generate on the original walls, which remain alive bodies with the passage of time.
With the term hyphae in biology, we state the unicellular or multicellular filaments of elongated cylindrical form which, arranged one on the other, form the mycelium, that is the vegetative body of the fungi. Water seepage, condensation mould and rising damp reveal these wall’s permeability, telling us about the need to breathe, reminding the vitality of materials. Physical and metaphorical.