A road trip in stages, started in 1975. A continuous journey between city and countryside, day and night, suburbs and mountains. The windshield - whether rain-soaked, covered with snow or lit up by the beating sun – is the window through which the world passes by. The black and white of Mussat Sartor’s photographs melt into a thousand variations of grey, as described in Nicola Ponzio’s texts. The journey in Scanning becomes universal, searching for the veils of the everyday through pure and disinterested observation, towards the perception of variety. An emotion, that of discovery, which belongs to us all.
Paolo Mussat Sartor (Turin, 1947), lives and works in Turin. A photographer, he has published the following works: 1968/1978, Arte e Artisti in Italia (Stampatori Editore, Turin, 1979), La Notte di San Nicola, 40 Notturni di Bari (Dedalo Editore, Bari, 1980), Studio 65 (Electa, Milan, 1985), Guido Mazzoni, la rinascita della Terracotta del ’400, edited by Adalgisa Lugli (Allemandi Editore, Turin, 1991), Sette vele per la commenda di S. Eufrosino a Volpaia per Enrico Castellani (Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna, 1998), Paolo Mussat Sartor, Viaggio Continuo (Fondazione Torino Musei/GAM, Turin, 2006), Paolo Mussat Sartor, Retratos de Artistas (Edizione Consejería de Cultura de Cantabria, Santander, 2008), Paolo Mussat Sartor, Luoghi d’arte e di Artisti, 1968/2008 (JRP/Ringier, Zurich, 2008).
Nicola Ponzio (Naples, 1961) lives and works in Turin. A poet and visual artist, his poems have appeared in “Nuovi Argomenti”, “L’Ulisse”, “Nazione Indiana”, “GAMMM”, “EX.IT.” and “Lettere Grosse”. He has published Il mio nome nel tuo nome (Oèdipus Edizioni, Salerno, 2014), L’equilibrio nell’ombra (LietoColle, Faloppio, 2007), Esercizi del rischio (e-book, Biagio Cepollaro e-dizioni, 2007), Gli ospiti e i luoghi (Nuova Editrice Magenta, Varese, 2005). He has been featured in anthologies and critical texts.