after // b e y o n d

Nicola Gastaldi


after // b e y o n d wants to discover the profound relationship between the surface and what exists beneath it, now and then. Lights and shadows are a thin veil that stands in front of us. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, after // b e y o n d seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium. Floating and sinking, the unfolding structure never stops to change its shape, now playful and joyous, now coldly violent. What is changing is nothing else than the oblivious “nowness” and everyone's past. A balance hardly kept, each wrinkle is a memory, each furrow is a moment now gone. Bent but never torn, a new day unravels from another crease of another line, another edge that follows a mountain or a valley. So, by any means, what happens next is not simply something that now can't exist, if not beyond the individual time and the uppermost layer of reality.