About 1180 miles of road traveled in the winter between 2019 and 2020. “It Feels Like I’ve Been Here Before” is a limited edition postcards box set that collects images and travel notes about America’s Southwest region: Nevada, Arizona and California.
Crossing places and atmospheres studied only on books and explored for the first time, the result is that of a circular journey, which leads the author to reflect on what we decide to see and then choose to tell, on the common thread that accompanies us. The fil rouge – a term that Goethe uses in The Elective Affinities – is that continuous line that connects the things of the world, people, what happened and what never happened. Made up of details, by nature it acts as a bonding agent: combining events, synaesthesiae, symbols, and between the case and chaos tends to infinity. For this reason, infinity is not abstraction but addition of events and life, between impermanence and continuous flow, between memory and future. It’s precisely this experience of fusion between memory, present and future, which forms a sort of link between experiences and places, as if that same road (or path) has already been followed.
Each box contains 25 postcards in 23x18cm format printed on 300gr matte paper, a representative map of the route, personal notes relating to the places explored and a legend of the images.