Giacomo
Maracchioni

1980, Modena

MERCURIO (2014)

A series of apparently unconnected images becomes a series of fragments to be recomposed, in which the task of orienting and building a possible meaning is left up to the onlooker. The narrative possibilities depend on how the voids between the shots are filled, pursuing the fleeting path that connects points distant in both space and time.

By substituting ‘photography’ with ‘literature’, this work is dedicated to an Olympian godhead: “Mercury with his winged feet, light and airborne, astute, agile, adaptable, free and easy, established the relationships of the gods among themselves and those between gods and men, between universal laws and individual destinies, between the forces of nature and the forms of culture, between the objects of the world and the thinking subjects. What better patron could I possibly choose to support my proposals for literature?” (Italo Calvino, Quickness in Six Memos for the Next Millennium).

Works

Giacomo Maracchioni, Senza Titolo, from the series Mercurio, 2014, inkjet print, 55×55 cm
Giacomo Maracchioni, Senza Titolo, from the series Lurex, 2013, C-Print, 40×40 cm
Giacomo Maracchioni, Senza Titolo, from the series Lurex, 2013, C-Print, 40×40 cm