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Legami (argille miste - canapa - legno -rame) Cori / Italy

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Legàmi


(Legàme, nm – Bond, tie, link)


A chain of connections – a series of ties and junctions – is that which initiates and develops the process of derivation; one originates and let’s someone (or something) originate in return. No matter the natural or artificial nature of this process, as there is a law of cause and effect that is embedded into this permanent latch among space, time, people, things, that contrasts with what one might think – that is, that anything one can live by and of itself.


If Art is indeed transversal, as theorized by the French philosopher Jankélévitch, any artistic expression has the power of unveiling and enlightening the essence of our time, as that of the recipient. Hence, Art creates both tangible bonds, as well as more exegetic ones.


A bond (legame), as it roots in the word ligare, is the act of connecting, preventing single parts from getting loose and lost.


The artwotk Legàmi celebrates the very importance of being connected, of belonging or having belonged, of sharing words and ideas, while also experiencing that which is visible and real, for without interaction we are but our own lonely selves.


 


Building a bond is like a ritual, it needs time, commitment, patience, and tranquility.


Such ritual is the work of an artist – the process of putting together the single parts of a whole, that is, the work of art. Piece by piece, the artwork is meant as a gift to be shared and enjoyed, an invitation to partake the ritual as a collective act of conservation, a call for modern communities to exercise their awareness and celebrate their heritage by strengthening their networks.


The pandemic – the expression of a global existential discomfort – has pushed us to reinvent, regroup and rethink our way of living and sharing; It has prompted a reassessment of companionship.


Our Earth – raw material and medium, joining link and fundamental essence of life (provided it is honored and taken care of), is the very source of who we are as human beings, that which builds, connects, and bridges. The stronger the bond, the safer the bound.


“Whatever you bind on Earth, will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth will be loosen in Heaven”, Matthew 18:18.


Through the mere variation of an accent – Legàmi (bonds) becomes and imperative, a request – Légami (bind me). A word which, if used with a positive meaning, expresses a wish, a need of being part of a whole, of belonging; that which is only achieved through the caring and diligent making of true bonds.

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    Legàmi (Legàme, nm – Bond, tie, link) A chain of connections – a series of ties and junctions – is that which initiates and develops the process of derivation; one originates and let’s someone (or something) originate in return. No matter the natural or artificial nature of this process, as there is a law of cause and effect that is embedded into this permanent latch among space, time, people, things, that contrasts with what one might think – that...

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    • Type Apartments / Single-family residence / Showrooms/Shops / Hotel/Resorts / Custom Furniture / Art Galleries / Lofts/Penthouses / Art studios/workshops / Furniture design / self-production design
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