Getting around in the countryside
My new home was on the top of a hill, near Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, surrounded by olives, vineyards and a forest, A dream with no car, no bicycle and I began the day with a morning walk in the proud possession of a new digital camera. I started to send my images by email, as virtual postcards, to friends.
On each photo I wrote a songline. Country music was an endless source to find sentimental lyrics on wandering: coming home, desire, leaving and nostalgia.
It was in the early years of internet, blogging was still in the starting phase. In 1999, according to a list compiled by Jesse James Garrett, there were 23 blogs on the internet.
In 2004 I was invited by Pier luigi Tazzi to participate in the exhibition Spread in Prato. The virtual postcards of the series Songlines were transferred into real postcards.
Mail nr 1
I’ve been down that road before
When I went out one morning
Mail nr 3
Hey that’s no way to say goodbye
Mail nr 4
coming from the heart
(the road is long)
Mail nr 5
Cry a While
Mail nr 6
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Mail nr 7
The Road You Choose
My work period in Italy was made possible thanks to a stipendium of the Dutch Mondriaan Foundation.
Also my profound thanks to Anna Elisa Benedetti, Saretto Cincinelli, Vittoria Ciolini, Samuel – Fuyumi Namioka, Rossano Pallazeschi and Stephen Roach for their endless support.
In this period I was invited for several exhibitions. I cheerish the memories. Amongst others: Gallery Dryphoto in Prato, Palazzo Fabroni in Pistoia, Art Foundation Alberto Moretti, headquarters of Patrizia Pepe in Capalle, Florence, Spazio A in Pistoia, Museum MAC’N in Monsummano Terme.