(All the wind that blows)
2008 – ongoing
Soil, wind, variable dimensions.
This project is the result of a painstaking research through scientific and folkloristic sources. It originated in 2008 from a conceptual process, consisting in the classification of all the winds in the world.
Though often linked to the collective imagery, winds lack materiality, but are characterized by their physical force. Winds are not directly visible; what we see is the phenomena they produce.
The goal of this work is to realize a portrait for each wind blowing on the planet.
The first step of the work is to spot and reach places where a specific wind blows, and create a monolith using local clay with a standard size of 12 x 5 x 5 inches.
These monoliths, each of them different in their textures and colors, are left exposed to the action of the wind for a certain period.
The final result is unpredictable: they could get destroyed rather than stay almost intact.
These figures become portraits and, at the same time, they are witnesses of the experience they had.