Weevil & Xylo

A series of photos – etchings – depicting typical Mediterranean botanical species, which are threatened by bacteria and parasites (red palm weevil and Xylella).

The botanical species are photographed from far above, a different point of view from the standard garden fruition, as if external agents looking at plants, threaten their existence, unveiling, at the same time, landscapes of the production chains, well suggesting an aesthetic towards modernity without any deceptive simulations from idealized “past” forms coming from some “traditional” idea of garden.

At the end, the series is just another reference to the history of photography suggested by the works exhibited at the show The Plural always outweighs the Singular at the Radicepura botanical park: in this case, the fantastic and fleeting gardens depicted by the surrealists’ daddy, Eugène Atget.

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