Chapter one: Vesuvius black zone. Waiting, passing, redemption.
Searching for marks, signs and ruins, clues, remains and signals on the soil, the most important action is to collect: on the surface and in the depths of excavations. Once you are ready to arrange everything, to organize, to interrogate matters, to produce a new material, you move on to the act of condĕre: to found, to create, to compose, to describe, to tell, to bury, to plant, to immerse, to put sheltered. Yous scatter seeds on another land, and they cdesign a constellation before disappearing into the soil.
Ius Soli is an archive of images on the archeology of the present in the so called Red Zone – 25 cities with almost one million of inhabitants- of Mons Vesuvius, the largest active volcano in continental Europe. Ius Sol, is a tool to measure the ability of photography to transform noise into signals. Ius Soli is a collection of (archaeological) fragments intended, despite their intentions and dispositions, to tell stories, willy-nilly.
Blue back papers, rizo prints, etchings, silk screen prints, digital prints, plexiglas, mesh, a zinc plate covered with carborundum, lava stones, waste construction materials, inked tarlatan, trees barks, various organic materials. Signal from noise is a piece composed by Phil St. George from field recordings, an excerpt of the sound installation for Prolegomena per un museo archeologico della Zona Rossa (2020). Lavami col fuocois a piece composed by rumoremuto for Corte Vico II San Michele site specific installation of Ius Soli. (2022)
La terra è viva. La terra è fertile. is a chapter of Ius Soli featured by Seeeds Gallery. Campania Felix Delenda est.. Fertility is one of the fundamental values explaining the density of population on a land doomed to disaster. It’s that same catastrophe that makes the land fertile. The simplest way to visualize the idea of fertility is food. Fruits, vegetables land and then the cuisine. Luigi Cippitelli, a pizza chef who composes his recipes exclusively based on Vesuvian products, constantly repeats the sentence Il Vesuvio vive.