January 2024

Workshop Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February, 10 am - 2 pm; 3 - 6 pm,

Swim Till I sank, from process to work and from work to book, curated by Gabriele Stabile and Francesca Pignataro

Swim Till I sank is the result of many processes of reworking and layering of a work whose starting point is his photographic archive, images at first made for an editorial context, but very far from exhausting their life and function once published, when and if published.

Over the years going back to the memory of the experience of those events has pushed Gabriele to reappropriate that visual material through a physical reworking made of superimpositions, commissions of materials and techniques of printing and reproduction of the image, from the transfer on transparencies to the use of screen printing, painting, mounting on different media that has moved the images away from their first documentary intention giving them a voice explicitly made of multiple levels of reflection.

In the first part of the workshop, the path and creative intentions that led Gabriele to a result still in progress will be shared, which, having reached its state of definition and completeness has been further reworked into the book form, through the vision and planning of Francesca Pignataro and RVM Hub, the volume’s publisher.

In the second part of the workshop, the baton will be passed to Francesca Pignataro, who will work with the participants on the visual, conceptual and production strategies that led to the finalization of the book.

During the two days there will be time for discussion and comparison of participants’ work and the different modes and possibilities of production.

What you need:

Everyone should bring ten photocopies of some images of their work. Fine art, quality prints and screens are absolutely prohibited. Before arriving at the workshop, we ask you to spend some time in a stationery store, fine art store or similar and if you have the opportunity, to buy an instrument that fascinates you, intrigues you. Finally, we would like you to read Ernest Hemingway’s short story A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, and if possible write two paragraphs about it.

Cost of the workshop:

150 euros

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Hours and Infos

Leporello, Via del Pigneto, 162/e – Roma