Side A: dipingere (09:09)
Side B: guardare (09:11)
field recordings, Japanese bells & wind chimes
Produced & mixed in June 2019
by Ramona Ponzini and RPM Watts
Design by Archive Appendix
Text by Luca Cerizza
Paintings by Salvo
L’autogrill, 2014, oil on canvas, 140 x 190 cm
Bar, 2015, oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm
Limited to 20 copies, numbered and signed.
Composed for “Ventiquattr’ore di luce”, Salvo’s first solo show at the Turin-based Norma Mangione Gallery, “Trees are Columns with Clouds on Top” is a direct homage to the light-oriented painting style of the late Italian Master.
Utilizing a combinations of singing and a particular use of field recordings, collected from 2004 to present in Japan and in international museum settings, Ramona Ponzini composes the two sides of the record interpreting in a musical key both the creation phase and the fruition of Salvo’s major painting “L’autogrill” (2014), fully depicted on the cover.
“At the level of composition, the process adopted by Ponzini follows the most purely conceptual character of Salvo’s work. Not only the idea of “editing” that we can find in his early photomontages, or in the lists of some of his paintings, but how much “sampling” there is in his painting, made not only of references to art history, but of practically codified elements (trees, clouds, ruins, minarets, etc.) that continually recur in many of his works.” (extract from Luca Cerizza’s accompanying text)