AFTERALL (A SPACE MAMBO) BOOK
Rä di Martino
18 x 33 cm
IT / EN
A deserted landscape and a sky without atmosphere, a world inhabited by either small communities or isolated hermits, the only survivors of an environmental disaster. Objects, images and sounds of the past have become the symbols by which new tribes identify themselves. In Afterall, Rä di Martino takes the viewer into a suspended and indefinite time, an unspecified and unreferenced space, portraying fictional characters, homeless people of the future and small bewildered divinities immersed in both real and virtual landscapes.
The book can be imagined as a single long film shot that brings to life an overall disharmony, containing and revealing the imaginary landscapes built which the artists have constructed. The images are accompanied by a sci-fi novel by the American fiction writer Catherine M. Valente.
Afterall is a project by the artist Rä Di Martino, winner of the 4th Edition of ‘Italian Council’ (2018), a competition organized by the Directorate General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries (DGAAP).