In this artist’s book, Maria Morganti describes the process of her painting from the bowl to the archive, through images and texts, as something bodily and almost physiological, positioning herself not as creator, but as “colour pourer”. The philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy rhythmically reacts to the images, evoking words that lead to a physical experience of colour as substance in the world.
Maria Morganti is an artist, whose practice focuses on the experience of colour understood as substance and trace of existence. She is author of artist’s books considered as places where experiences are shared with others. She published with Corraini “Storia di un quadro” (2006), which includes a poem by Barry Schwabsky, and “Un diario tira l’altro” (2010), where her own painted diary is set side by side with the written diaries of her father, Piero Morganti, journalist at Corriere della Sera, involving contributions by many other authors. She published, in collaboration with her son, Piero Pes, “Mi aiuti a capire cosa sto facendo?” with Fortino Editions.
Jean-Luc Nancy is a philosopher, who produces and has produced important reflections in the fields of culture, art and painting. In his book “Les Muses” he defines painting, not as the representation of the world, but as the presentation of the world and existence. He writes poems. He is author of texts on cinema and music, and on the issue of image and the statute of literature. He has written about the works of Caravaggio and On Kawara. He has collaborated with different artists, among whom were Claire Denis, Simon Hantaï, Abbas Kiarostami, Claudio Parmiggiani and Phili Warnell. He has worked frequently with Philippe Lacoue- Labarthes and written books with Jean-Christophe Bailly, Federico Ferrari and Tommaso Tuppini.