Detached from a tangible reality where I can easily take shelter, I am in Venice an aimless walker, playing it by ear.
On this hybrid territory, which is in perfect accords with the oscillations of the soul, it is only a matter of seeing intensely. To exist, but in an another way than being on the surface of things. To fully live the questions.
Loneliness as home port, walking as the first practice of space. And the water all around, which ensures the distance.
In the thickness of time, the invisible and the near merge together.
Images in my head that sometimes resurface unexpectedly, without reason: landscapes, silhouettes, faces half glimpsed, seaside.
Back and forth between a shifting present, and what is left of the past, inscribed in the depths of my being. Unconscious, sometimes repressed.
Between 2013 and 2018, William Guidarini immersed himself in Venice and developed his favorite themes: the difficulties of being in the world and with oneself, and the quest, which are mingled with a questioning about the timing, which sculpts beings and things, and forgetfulness, which sculpts the memory.
Venice and its islands
William Guidarini Photography
Texts Laura Serani and Marc Augé
Artistic direction Laura Serani
Graphic Design Werner Jeker
Arnaud Bizalion Publisher
112 pages – 94 photos – Paperback, cover with flaps