Lines that lie

Wall paper print, 380 cm x 400 cm, 2021 (ongoing cycle)

Lines that lie is a work in progress started in 2019 and it is inspired by Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible cities’. 

“Melania’s population renews itself: the participants in the dialogues die one by one and meanwhile those who will take their places are born, some in one role, some in another. When one changes role or abandons the square forever or makes his first entrance into it, there is a series of changes, until all the roles have been reassigned; but meanwhile the angry old man goes on replying to the witty maidservant, the usurer never ceases following the disinherited youth, the nurse consoles the stepdaughter, even if none of them keeps the same eyes and voice he had in the previous scene.” 

The starting point of this project was drawing elements of the city, facades of the buildings in Tirana, electrical wires, etc. After realizing several drawings I started to experiment with them in a digital form. Through out the process of repetition of specific parts of the drawing, some shapes merged, multiplied or/and got deformed leading to the creation of dysfunctional and new realities. 

This is a cycle comprised by drawings and photographies, each of them unique in its own, manipulated digitally and printed in different (sometimes site specific) dimensions.

* Italo Calvino, Invisible cities, 1972