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Trust me!, 2014.
Collaboration with Marta Gut.

180 variations of  11 matrix. Printed on fine art photographic paper.
Print dimensions: 10x13 cm. Installation dimensios varies.


Toffia, is a little village in the heart of Italy, the only history recorded is the one narrated by 
the legends that surround the core of the village and the oral tradition grounded within the families. Oral tradition of bygone stories imposes lack of evidence, multiplicity of visions, interpretations.

The collection of images shows a multiplicity of photographs taken in the same place, yet with little difference in detail every picture. The audience is invited to get closer in order to spot differences. The repetition of the same image on the wall gives tangible perception of repetition of time, the relentless flowing of hours since the origin and it confuses event’s chronological order.



Installation view,  Studi aperti, 33OC Toffia.



Installation view, The Ugly Duck, London.
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Olive trees. 2014.
Video piece, duration 2:00 minutes.


The Moving Stone, 2014.
Video piece, duration 12 :00 hours.




Invisible Wall. 2014.
Video piece, duration 2:00 minutes.


In the videos, the present has ceased to be a point of transition from the past to the future, becoming instead a site of the permanent rewriting of both past and future.
The changing instant seems amplified by the stillness of passing time: Toffia’s permanence.

Salis&Gut worked on this project in Toffia, Italy
during the 33OC Artist Residency Programme.