Cover, Photo of the cover

Publisher Note

The book is a mental and emotional map of a few square meters of Albergheria district in Palermo (Sicily, Italy). Here, we witness people passing by as actors in a private, daily theater where nothing, yet everything happens.
People who are absorbed in their everyday lives, that may seem meaningless.

It’s the mere existence, far from folkloric and guidebooks representations — the invisibility of routines.
People who are imagined – and held together – as dots on a map representing a spatial and life experience. Emptied of almost all of its usual meanings, the urban landscape may sometimes reveal abstract shapes – a sort of “cartography of asphalt”.

It’s a loop-book that invite you to enter and feel.

Artists’ Book

Maps of mere existence

by Silvia Renda

Publisher self-published
Release Place Palermo, Italy, Italy
Release Date March 2015
Artist: Silvia Renda
Printrun 35
Subform Photobook
Methods Photography, Silkscreen
Format Silkscreen printed softcover
Binding Handmade binding: singer stitching and rubber binding
Dimensions 21.0 × 27.9 cm
Pages 40, paginated
Material Shiro Alga Carta Favini