« Αστάρια (Amorces) »
« αστάρια » is a project on which Michel Mazzoni worked for years, step by step, and sometimes at the same time that the edition of its other books. This new opus enlightens the respective genesis of the precedents as much as it shows us the quintessence of the research for the author as artistic practice. It is a return as well as a new beginning with unexpected comings or goings. In this book, some facsimiles of scientific texts are mixing on the principle of the collision and of the echo with the photographs. the use of a thin Bible paper reveal the ghost of every image. With « αστάρια », the spectator is plunged into a universal experience of the « moment » or Epiphany like James Joyce said.
Dimensions 16,2 x 24,4 cm / 6.4 x 9.6 inch
170 images / 15 texts in facsimile
Printed on paper Bible Amber Graphic 70 g
Cardboard slipcase printed on both sides/p>
Photographs : Michel Mazzoni
Graphic designer : Manu Blondiau (neutre.be)
Printer: Cassochrome (Waregem – Belgium)
First edition of 300 copies
Published by Alt Editions (Brussels) & Editions Enigmatiques (Paris), June 2017
In the form of assembly of archives images and new creations, Michel Mazzoni realizes with Gravity a photographic poem in homage to the first spatial missions, a narrative fiction inspired by real facts.
A book designed by DojoDesign & Michel Mazzoni
5.8 x 7.9 inches / 15 x 20 cm
Softcover printed with dustjacket
Black & white offset printing + silver Pantone on Tatami Symbol paper
Text (french/english) by Benoît Dusart
Edition of 300 copies numbered with an original print signed on the reverse
Co-publication with Arp Publishing
God’s Left Eye
God’s Left Eye consists of images of fragmented views of the planet (airports, cities or megalopolises, deserts landscape, old sites of nuclear tests), interlaced by quotations of writers and of philosophers who act in the same way as the images, forming as well an exploration at high altitude of » invisible worlds » to the naked eye as a graphic journey, or a cartography of territories ceaselessly subjected to the human and natural transformations. The future of our lives in the Whole-World.
A book designed by Pablo Duran & Michel Mazzoni
18,8 x 19,2 cm / 7.4 x 7.56 inches
33 plates in black & white
Printed on Lessebo & Cyclusoffice paper
Quotes in french of James Graham Ballard, Jean Baudrillard, Georges Pérec, etc.
Bilingual postface by Frederic Collier
Limited edition of 400 copies