Errances qui forment (Wanderings that form) 

A sculptural journal of a body in movement


During this pause from life's hectic rythms that the lockdowns have been imposing on us, I've started to experiment with a more bodily gesture. Gradually, the gesture of drawing got associated with that of literally wandering in the natural environment that I got so used to draw. While walking in the nature, just like another animal, I explore by picking up elements. What defines my choices is chance and a not yet so determined taste for certain forms. Touch and memory experienced through a body, become new materials of reflection through collected forms that I then slip-cast in porcelain by creating plaster molds. Could these new surfaces be considered as another support or another "skin" that could carry the gesture of forming images? From there I proceed by groping, as if to form meant to prepare nests of meaning. The image by contact (to return to Didi-Huberman) and the three-dimensional surface as a support of an image (a palimpsest?), are questions that arise during this process of searching and transforming the matter. 

Athanasia Vidali - artist - Errance - sculpture - installation - ceramic - slip-cast -nature- art
Athanasia Vidali - artist - Errance - sculpture - installation - ceramic - slip-cast -nature- art
Athanasia Vidali - artist - Errance - sculpture - installation - ceramic - slip-cast -nature- art
Athanasia Vidali - artist - Errance - sculpture - installation - nature- art
Athanasia Vidali - artist - Errance - sculpture - installation - nature- art