Ballad Of Woods And Wounds is a stream of consciousness, an investigation into pure places lived during a period of tension and disorientation, namely the lockdown in Italy, and over a defined period of time which, with little margin for error, runs from 9 March to 19 May 2020. Both artists, forced into social isolation in an environment of little to no anthropization, had the opportunity to redefine their gazes, limiting interpersonal exchanges and movement. The artworks of Clavarino and Anastasi interweave, they talk to each other, as if they had been developed together.
Ballad Of Woods And Wounds is a sort of country ballad, in which you can breathe the earth, the smell of the forest, and where an almost melancholic stillness provides the backdrop to a broader reflection on the very essence of our nature. A short and intense journey of discovery, a reflection on society and contemporary living, a trace of a unique, perhaps unrepeatable time.
Photographs: Tomaso Clavarino
Illustrations: Patrizio Anastasi
Editing: Sara Occhipinti
Design: Patrizio Anastasi, studiofaganel
Publisher: studiofaganel, 2020
Printing: Poligrafiche San Marco, Cormons (GO), Italy
Print Run: 225 + 25 special editions with an original print by Tomaso Clavarino
Size: 16 x 21 cm
Papers: Favini Dolce Vita Ivory g120, Reflex g60, Kraftpak g305