NON SE BUTTA NIENTE
by Laura Lafon & Esteban Gonzalez
Exhibition at Ete 78 - Bruxelles
Co-curated and printed by BACO about photographs
text by Valentina Sestieri
The theme of syncretism in Sicily is present everywhere, manifests itself on a cultural and aesthetic level making this land, so rich in contrasts, an indefinite place from which is difficult to grasp the essence without falling into the stereotype.Starting from this reflection, in "non si butta niente ", Laura Lafon and Esteban Gonzalez present a multifaceted and syncretic vision of their artistic experience in Palermo.With her photographs, Laura projects us into a static and immortal place, which transcends the experience of the individual passing by, who can't, by observation, impose his gaze on the landscape but is rather constantly observed by the architectures, the plants, the landscapes that contain an ineffable and powerful ancient wisdom from which we are overwhelmed.From here comes the metaphor of the moon and its phases. The Moon is like Palermo, it has a multifaceted essence: immobile, but at the same in constant motion and never equal to itself.Esteban instead, looks for this essence by making a collage. Fascinated by the stratified architectures of the city, as a cubist, he uses the decomposition of perspective, giving us back a lucid image of complexity where, for necessity, one point of view can not prevail over another.With the drawing, in the end, he expresses its ancestral connection with the Sicilian land. The obsessive repeated motifs that Esteban draws since he was a child, so before his trip to Sicily, now become deeply meaningful, in fact they represent, with extreme synthesis, the natural and architectural elements, like volcanoes, plants and baroque domes that coexist in perfect harmony in Sicily.