12 Oct 16

Tommaso, Claudia, M.Cecilia, Simone, Marco – Week 3

“If you stop looking at the landscape as an object created by humans soon you’ll discover many undecided spaces, function less and impossible to catalogate under a name.
This whole doesn’t belong to shadow’s territory neither to the light one.
Is on the borderline.
Where the wood’s fraying, on streets and rivers, in the uncultivated fields, where the cars don’t arrive.
It covers modest surfaces,disappeared, as field’s lost corner: extensive and unitary, as the peat bog, the heaths and some abandoned areas as a result of a recent disposal.

Between this scraps of landscapes none shapes similarity. Just one point in common: everyone built in a territory refuge for diversity.
Everywhere, elsewhere, is expelled.”

Gilles Clément

Manifesto del terzo paesaggio, Quodlibet (Macerata), 2005

(Manifeste du Tiers paysage,2004)

The matrices are completed. Ready to print!




4 Oct 16

Tommaso, Claudia, M.Cecilia, Simone, Marco – Week 2

During the second week we have expanded our research, investigating the place, taking photographs and sketching ideas.collage1 collage2

We’ve consulted Gilles Clément’s book and a Patrick’s book about wild herbs that we have found in the house.dsc_0231

We’ve prepared materials for screen printing that we’ll use to insert text in the book.dsc_0194

Then we’ve chosen the plants to illustrate and  started drawing. foto5

Now, it’s time to carve linoleum!foto4

23 Sep 16

Tommaso, Claudia, M.Cecilia, Simone, Marco – Week 1

Hi! We are Claudia Palmarucci, Maria Cecilia Tantucci, Simone Sdolzini, Tommaso Moretti, Marco Marinangeli from Macerata. We are here, in Sasso Residency, to work on a collective book, illustrated with the technique of xylography and inspired by the essay by Gilles Clément, “Manifeste du Tiers paysage”, published by Quodlibet in 2003.

The “third landscape” can arise, according to Clément, in parks, in large uninhabited areas, in abandoned industrial spaces: almost invisible ravines where, protected by the total absence of human activity, brambles and scrubs grow accommodating biodiversity and transform into a shelter for animal species that are repelled by herbicides and considered as “parasites” by a mightier “parasite”: man.

The xilographies will sprout from a reflection in these regards and will be printed with a portable handmade printing press.foto2

During these days we are talking about the project, researching natural references around the house and printing a color test.

Our book is going to call Erbacce. Erbacce

19 Sep 16

Brändli / Heller / Pregger / Schwegler – 4 – Fictionalising Facts

bildschirmfoto-2016-09-19-um-16-08-52Our fourth week has been pretty intense. The main issue we discussed were moments were hegemonic ethics of facticity crash – when tactics of fabulation penetrate otherwise stable environments. This discussion has been fruitful to a certain extent.

Our time at Sasso has been crucial to our project. We’re looking forward to follow the paths we managed to sketch out during the residency. Thanks to the whole Sasso Crew, our guests and the guy who took us up the hill that time we were hitch-hiking.

so long,

Gregor, Eva, Laura & Marc.

11 Sep 16

Brändli/Heller/Pregger/Schwegler – 3 – missions, operations, characters, places

This week we’ve been discussing the possible outcome or public appearance of our work.


6 Sep 16

Brändli/Heller/Pregger/Schwegler – 2 – Society, Economies and Artistic Practices.

During our second week we have been focussing primarely on discussing contemporary artistic projects and initiatives as well as phenomenas in popular culture. We have also been fortunate enough to host dramaturge and curator Max-Philip Aschenbrenner who provided valuable insights and inputs, especially in relation to the asian performing arts scene.

Two fields seem to stay vitally important on our journey: A new conception of society/societies as well as economic questions in the broadest sense. We will pursue those aspects further in the upcoming weeks.

Those things were dear to our hearts during this week and have been shaping our discussions:
The open letter of Frie Leysen and Max-Philip Aschenbrenner to the supervisory chairman of the Wiener Festwochen, Dr. Rudolf Scholten.
The Anthony Weiner / Carlos Danger controversy in the US.
Marx’ Fragment on Machines.
Japanese artist and architect Kyohei Sakaguchi.
Donna Haraways concept of speculative fabulation.
Chris Kraus novel I Love Dick.
Georges Bataille and Marcel Mauss.