Â«The expression of the face does not say, but calls, it is not a message, but a name. For this reason, it is always already in flight from the face, towards the missing name, that these faces of clay and graphite call with all their quiet fury. Anonymous, they require us to name themÂ».
From the introduction by Giorgio Agamben
The Diary of powder and clay is composed of two parts. The first consists of 59 clay heads accompanied by brief passages from the diary in which the artist interrogates, one by one, the Â«unknown and namelessÂ» faces that emerged from the clay. The second consists of some of the 59 faces drawn with graphite powder, one a day, between 14 April and 11 June 2017, accompanied by fragments written between 1980 and the present in which the author jots down his thoughts on the face, the image, the powder and evanescence.