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Fabio Perletta

Nessun Legame con la Polvere

RM4208
November 17, 2023
Digital/CD

A note From Fabio Perletta

This release borrows its title ‘Nessun Legame con la Polvere’ (No Attachment To Dust) from a Zen story as well as from a small wooden box, namely one of ten sculptures of my project ‘I Fiori Non Vedono Mai I Propri Semi’ (Flowers Don’t Ever See Their Own Seeds). This artwork was exhibited in 2020 at Pollinaria’s forest, Italy as part of Aequusol Autumnus MMXX. The exhibition had no sound.

It is now clear that life, the matter we are made of, and the objects we use every day cannot be considered entities in their own right but rather as relationships between these things, the way they affect each other. Even their own tangibility and particular properties are nothing but the way they influence and act on other things. It is a perspective that quantum physics has adopted for many years, but also the basis of our biology, of our feelings.

When we perceive the world we establish a strictly localised perspective which in turn can generate a more extended and widespread resonance within and around us. ‘Nessun Legame con la Polvere’ is a web of mutual influences; encounters that come and go forever; sounds that intersect with others in unpredictable ways, fragments sedimented over time and resurfaced, personal happenings that unwittingly steered the rudder towards one course rather than another.

‘Nessun Legame con la Polvere’ is a meditation on lost friends, death and its counterpart, the extraordinary force of life. Although the title of this work seems to betray what I have stated so far, it is in its paradoxical, bizarre riddle that I learnt to really appreciate the value of things. I embraced a perspective that contemplates life’s complexity in a broader sense, without looking for a purpose, an alleged answer to our existence, a meaning or God. Having no attachment to dust opens up to possibilities, it welcomes likelihoods.

I hope that this work can generate some light while listening, and create new relationships between you and the shadows of the world, their ripples and little openings, between the infinitely small and the unknowable vastness of the universe. 

credits

releases November 17, 2023

Composed 2017—2023 in Japan and Italy.

Cover photo by Naoki Iida. Booklet photos by Fabio Perletta. Text editor: Lottie Sebes.

Mastered by Lawrence English. Design by Traianos Pakioufakis.

Design by T.Pakioufakis

Thank you to Lawrence English, Naoki Iida, Matteo Meloni, Luigi Turra, Vittorio Guindani, Rossano Polidoro, Lorenzo Balloni, Lottie Sebes, Davide Luciani, Sara D’Uva, Marta De Pascalis, Rossella Angelozzi, Genovino Ferri.

To the great souls of Luigi Pagliarini (1963–2023) and Andrea Gabriele (1981–2015). Thank you for our friendship.