Rare plants

- Construction of memory
- Invention of remembrance
- Momentary Witness

A walk through the city, roaming in a dilated time in which buildings appear suddenly, are slowly being built or in continual degradation. Buildings that leave no trace nor memory, but memories of those who once inhabited them. Buildings that cannot be defined architectures. They do not raise the attention of the passerby, except during the period of their decadence and it is the momentary witness who acquires their memories, transforming any structure in testimonies, like artifacts found after excavations. Their decline is a subject of investigation, study, a time track on which to practice the "invention of remembrance". Ruined palaces acquire a new role, they are interested by a cataloging process that subtracts them from the transience of everyday life. Observing them we can see details and salient features that stand out like the flowering of rare plants, but precisely for this reason, are visible only to the trained eye. So why not create a taxonomy based on these minutiae, these inventions that define a place and a temporality, through the fictional attribution and identification of a color which is not that of a manifest or a graffito, but that of a flower being studied, because of its uniqueness, even though similar to many others.

Gentiana Acaulis
Gentiana Acaulis (detail)
Helichrysum Basalticum
Helichrysum Basalticum (detail)
Pulsatilla Vulgaris Saarland
Pulsatilla Vulgaris Saarland (detail)
Embothrium Coccineum
Embothrium Coccineum (detail)
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