Riccardo D’Avola-Corte‘s You will never understand what your caresses leave on me… solo exhibition was organised offsite by Final Hot Desert at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, running July 14 to August 20.
Set against the densely packed pan of the Great Salt Lake, carcass-like forms made from both organic and synthetic matter starkly contrasted with the landscape, raising the tenuous relationship between humans and nature with a sense of anthropocene gloom. As the press release evocatively notes:
“Humankind prays for Mother Nature’s affection as they suck the blood from her neck. She shakes their foundations and drowns their cities as she holds them in her gentle arms.”**
Like what you see on AQNB? We’d like to ask you for some help and encouragement by way of a monthly subscription to our Patreon. All funds raised will go directly to editorial commissioning and therefore support our contributors in their excellent work.
It is only through the dedication and generosity of everyone involved that AQNB manages to continue. More than ever we need to build a resilient space for independent media, one that works in collaboration with its artists, administrators, and audiences. Not everyone can afford to give donations we know - but if you can spare $1 a month, you like what AQNB is about and want to secure this space for the future, then please lend a hand and sign up. Thank u so much! <3