Un carnet de voyage de l'artiste à la découverte de l'artisanat textile en Sardaigne. Favini raconte l'histoire derrière chaque pièce de tissu recueillie et utilisée pour sa nouvelle série de travaux, de son origine à son exposition. La publication est enrichie d'une documentation photographique et de textes de curateurs et du styliste Antonio Marras.
« For over a month I traveled through Sardinia, exploring its towns and villages to learn more about one of the oldest traditions on the island and in the Mediterranean basin: textiles. I visited over twenty artisan textile workshops, meeting with stylists, craftspeople, dyers, friends, and friends of friends. These visits were invaluable to gain a deeper grasp of the subject I am investigating: warp and weft, which I see as a metaphor for life itself. Over the course of my trip, about a hundred textiles were donated to me. […] Back in the studio, I sewed together these fabrics and their stories, creating a monumental tapestry that is dedicated not just to the people I met, but to the Island as a whole. The story that follows is my personal travel diary […]; it is meant to give a face and a past to each fabric I collected or that was given to me. Without this story, the works in the exhibition would be incomplete, and the pieces from which they are composed would have no voice. »
Publié suite aux expositions éponymes au MAN, Nuoro, du 22 avril au 3 juillet 2016, et à la Villa Croce, Gènes, du 31 mai au 31 juillet 2016.
Né en 1974 à
Crémone, Ettore Favini vit et travaille à Milan.