The Format Contemporary Culture Gallery is pleased to announce: The Persistence of Wishes, Personal Exhibition of the collective LEAFLOOD (Tommaso Fiscaletti, Alice Marrollo). Curated by Roberto Mutti
(…) No structure can ever be lost once it has been created (although it can be damaged by normal processes of organic involution). Joseph Sandler (1967)
Persistent: retained beyond the usual period, continuing without change in function or structure…
Time passes, and various events overwhelm your life. The problem is that you can forget how to listen to yourself, but a strong desire cannot be repressed. Sooner or later, the inner-child will return to collect the bill.
You begin to find a solution through the birth of your innermost desires, and by confessing them to someone who is able to make you feel that it is actually possible to realize them.
“The persistence of wishes”: a bear becomes the link between the present of adulthood, and the past of childhood. The animal is synonymous with the natural. It is essential, a true comfort through the inevitability of time.