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Guido Castagnoli


Invisible Cities

“Invisible Cities” is a travelogue to places that do not exist. It is a work that brushes aside conventions of form and reality to ruminate on ideas of memory and place, time and space, past and future.

“Invisible Cities” is not talking about cities at all, not in the way we normally think of the word. The buildings in Invisible Cities — like in all cities, really — are constructed not of steel and concrete but of ideas. Each image represents a thought experiment, a condensation of our collective consciousness.

“With cities, it is as with dreams: everything imaginable can be dreamed, but even the most unexpected dream is a rebus that conceals a desire or, its reverse, a fear. Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread

of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — Italo Calvino (Italian writer).

Guido Castagnoli

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