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Archaeology of the Future
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CATALOGUE
 
 
Steve Sabella: Archaeology of the Future
Maretti Editore
Essays by Karin Adrian von Roques, Beatrice Benedetti, Leda Mansour & Steve Sabella
 
Archaeology of the Future
 
 
 
     
     
     
It is exactly at this point that a kind of healing proves to be a descent into the darkness to expose layer by layer the buried memories that are extracted there. This process enables a clearer “insight”. The windows that he photographed, cut apart, and set together again are an expression of his life that seems ungrounded. They grant us no view onto life. They are elements of absent walls.
     
Excerpt from the Archaeology of the Future catalogue essay 'Steve Sabella: An Encounter' by Karin Adrian von Roques
     
 
 
While mental exile gives the illusion of restrictions where there are none – in other words, in post-Wall Berlin - Steve gradually exorcises his own obstacles to freedom. Through his continuous, regimented encroachments, as we have seen, he is an artist who aims for the Universal, well aware that the indeterminateness of the human condition eludes all geometries, including his own. In his works, Sabella thus maintains the ambiguity that makes art necessarily infinite.
     
Excerpt from the Archaeology of the Future catalogue essay 'Discoveries of a Mental Journey' by Beatrice Benedetti
     
 
 
     
To cross in the walls of the city became different. A visual technique and an investigation which return the colour in its real place. The black and white brings up the colour, and between the two are what the artist seeks lovingly to return to the sourcs of photography, as if one were at the beginning of photographic creation, his history becomes also that of the house, its inhabitants and their exile. What is an exiled photograph?
     
Excerpt from the Archaeology of the Future catalogue essay 'In the Darkroom with Steve Sabella' by Leda Mansour