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.
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.
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.
We’ve consulted Gilles Clément’s book and a Patrick’s book about wild herbs that we have found in the house.
We’ve prepared materials for screen printing that we’ll use to insert text in the book.
Then we’ve chosen the plants to illustrate and started drawing.
Now, it’s time to carve linoleum!
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.”
Manifesto del terzo paesaggio, Quodlibet (Macerata), 2005
(Manifeste du Tiers paysage,2004)
The matrices are completed. Ready to print!