Claudia Losi

Luigi Franco Arte Contemporanea

CLAUDIA LOSI TAKES WALKING as a point of departure in her work. For her, “walking the terrain” doesn't just mean going about on foot in nature, but also listening to places, investigating analogies between processes of growth in nature and structures that organize the formation of thought. Or, better, intuiting more than investigating, for Losi's research is by no means scientific. While she may call on such disciplines as geography, cartography, geology, and ethnology (her projects stem from a collaboration with the writer and geographer Matteo Meschiari), works like those in “Marmagne” —which comprised Marmagne, 1999–2000, and Moribana, 1999—take shape from the direct experience of perceiving space with the body, feeling it physically and psychologically and thus also intellectually.

During one of her reconnoiters, in Burgundy, the artist discovered an abandoned trout farm. She

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