Carlo Lombardi is a photographer and visual artist based in Milan, IT. He works mainly on long-term projects through a multidisciplinary approach that involves photography and archive together with video, text and sound.
Daniele Di Girolamo is a visual and sound artist based in Malmo, SE. His research focuses on the relationships between natural processes and human activities. Elements such as sounds, objects, natural materials and technologies are involved in his installations.
About Submergé, je jette l’éponge solaire – words by Carlo Lombardi and Daniele Di Girolamo:
Submergé, je jette l’éponge solaire refers to a fluid space related to memory. The concept of familiarity is explored collecting human traces, in order to recreate a tissue of small fragments of memory without a precise place or time that can be lived – rewritten – again. Researching the conditions in which bodies and the surrounding environment influence the way an experience is recorded, visual and sound memory is symbolically extracted from materials and places. The work aims to recreate a hybrid landscape where the information that is lost and that which is gained is re-proposed to explore what arises from new relationships. “Solar sponge” is the first name attributed to the Barite (or the Bologna Stone) around 1602 by Vincenzo Casciarolo, an amateur alchemist, who, referring to the phosphorescent properties of the mineral, claimed that it soaked in sunlight and re-emitted that light in the dark. The project begun during a residency at La Chambre Blanche (Québec, CA) and was produced by the Rad’Art center in 2021.