Foris (forest, outside), 2021
Fresco painting, 20 x 3 meters approx.
Städelschule Absolventenausstellung “The Whistle”
Shaumainkai building, Frankfurt (DE)
In 2020 I undertook research on the migration of animals and plants along the slopes of the Dolomite mountains.
The deers that I photographed and met during the residency for months, wander at eye level, among oleander bushes and agave plants. A fox and two cats try to escape through a round window in the ceiling, and then plunge back into the greenery.
The usual realities and ecosystems are shown to be changed. The animals flee in a diagonal from the ceiling towards the floor, and the painting technique behaves contradictorily: the frescoes thus created last for centuries, but the exhibition spaces will soon be torn down. Like the flowers of the agave, the work was shown only once before its demise, and the animals depicted will die when the building will collapse. Will the ghosts still jump around, then?