Claudia Palmarucci, Tommaso Moretti, Marco Marinangeli, Simone Sdolz, Maria Cecilia Tantucci

Sep 19 –
Oct 15 2016
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Tommaso, Claudia, M.Cecilia, Simone, Marco – Week 1

Sep 23 2016

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

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

Oct 4 2016

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

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

Oct 12 2016

“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!