Fri., 2 December 2022
Argh! – Book Presentation
Davide Savorani in conversation with Frida Carazzato and bruno
Where at Lungomare, via Rafenstein 12, Bolzano
Time 7 pm
A project byDavide Savorani
EditingFrida Carazzato, Caterina Riva
Text byFrida Carazzato, Caterina Riva, Allison Grimaldi Donahue
Argh! is an onomatopoeia which references a bodily expression, a state of mind described through a sound rather than words. It hints at fatigue, exhaustion but also a reaction and a release of the body towards a situation or an environment. Argh! introduces the recurring presence of the body in Davide Savorani’s series of private notebooks through drawings. They are an expressive necessity, but also an artistic tool of question, a source of ideas, space for personal confessions and emotions.
This publication is an intense selection of drawings the artist made in the last 15 years. In doing this, attention was paid to the crossing of visual scripts for performative actions, written materials describing personal happenings or delving into theoretical obsessions. Rather than categorise or index the drawings, the graphic design as well as the text commissioned to and composed by Allison Grimaldi Donahue, embrace a lexicon of fragments, of chance overlapping and of close memories, triggered, yet not contained, by the drawings.