WAITING LAND is an ongoing cycle of works including collages, drawings, photographs, scaled replica, multiples, moving images and a story board as comments on an environment we live in. Waiting Land is at once place and condition. It manifests through poor spatial formations and low-res visuals. It shows the actual landscape as the image of the world and what happens in it. 

Over time, landscape has transformed from a specific and framed image or representation to an immersive rendering as an all encompassing ambience. Our view of landscape has also expanded—not necessarily in precision (which, no doubt, would have been a desirable effect), but in a kaleidoscope-like manner. Now, landscape combines narrations, media and technologies, generating speculation, orientation and information.

Waiting Land is an occasion to look at landscape in the ‘real’ world. It’s a stub—an environment that stands in for some other functionality or place. A stub can simulate both behavior and form. It can follow a procedure. It can temporarily substitute something yet to happen. This stub is a testing ground: for the next natural onslaught, the next carcass to rise from oblivion, the inevitable amnesty, the transformation of concrete to gold—basic alchemy.

A storyboard for a possible continuing visual. Gathering footage from travels in Waiting Land since 2OO1, speculation and evidence unfold together to show everything the way it is. The latest in an ongoing series of works of the same title, WAITING LAND was published on the occasion of the exhibition at CAMPO in Rome, opening June 21, 2O17. 116 pages. Limited and numbered edition of 2OO. 

GHOSTS, moving images, 5:39 mins, 2OO3/17 / INVENTORY (CASA RAMPA), digital collages, plan and section, 3O x 4O cm each, 2O13 / BASIC ALCHEMY (CONCRETE TO GOLD), bronze casts with bronze wire inserts, numbered edition of 48 + 2 AP, 1.2 x 2 x 8.5 cm, 2OO4 / IDEAL HOMES, scale 1:25, MDF, acrylic paint, 2OO2 / INTERIORS, photographic series, 2OO3—O6 / GOLD COLUMNS, gold leaf and felt pen on paper 15 x 2O cm, 2OO8 / CASA RAMPA, survey, charcoal on paper 2O x 3O cm, 2O15