Landscape to me always seemed to be a very stable moment – a feeling of permanence as an actuality. But nothing exists out of itself, everything is always in a moment of constant change.
Not able to comprehend the time and space dimensions of the nature surrounding us we take a mountain or a lake as a solid structure as a stable entity.
I had to think of the discrepancy of being in the moment and focusing on thinking in a conceptual way. Of understanding the nature that surrounds us while at the same time being part of it, inseparable as a moment of cognition and a codependent living.
Slightly altering the landscape of lake Como – reshaping the topography by removing the tip of the highest mountain in the area, Mt. San Primo, and dropping it at the deepest part of the adjacent lake, I wanted to slightly move these two opposing positions closer together.
None of this is necessarily visible or important and nothing was really added or disappeared. This is just a futile attempt to reposition an element that would eventually come together on its own terms, the same way it came to exist now, over the course of time.
With generous support of Fondazione Antonio Ratti.