regenerated nylon yarn derived from pre and post industrial waste, steel wire | fabric sponsored by Carvico | site specific installation, variable dimensions | 2023 | installation view at Ivy Brown Gallery, New York, USA


The series of works Roots is inspired by the essay Language and Cosmogony, written by Elémire Zolla, one of the most controversial intellectuals of the second half of the twentieth century. The essay links verbal roots and cosmogony. Specifically, Zolla identifies two categories of roots: the bearers of life and those associated with death. The works of this section are based on the first group, the bearers of life. Each root gives rise to a crowd of words in several languages, alive and no more used, which refer to the steps that led to the creation of the world.