Excerpt from the text by Claudio Marra published in the exhibition catalogue Paola De Pietri, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, 2001
…occasions played out in minimal situations, bordering on the presumptuous: the wind that fills and ruffles the masses of majestic masts; the flight of hundreds of birds in an enigmatic and troubling formation, the signs and markings left on the vegetation by a previous flood; the borders, the margins and the co-penetrations that the cold season exchanges between earth and ice, the invisible limits of the horizon when the fog spreads out over the plain. All the small situations of exchange, of passage or of flawed stability, all occasions and pretexts to experience places and things, passing in fact through a perception that chooses to be temporal, that is conscious of not being able to gather stability and substance, but only happenings.
… the substitution of the term ‘landscape’ with that of ‘place’. An exchange that evidently doesn’t intend to signal the actual difference of substance but only a difference in relationships.