“If you trust in Nature, in what is simple in Nature, in the small Things that hardly anyone sees and that can so suddenly become huge, immeasurable; if you have this love for what is humble and try very simply, as someone who serves, to win the confidence of what seems poor: then everything will become easier for you, more coherent and somehow more reconciling, not in your conscious mind perhaps, which stays behind, astonished, but in your innermost awareness, awakeness, and knowledge.”
 
R.M. Rilke, Letter of July 16, 1903
tindar shadows leave

 Installation – 2015

Aletheia

I can not explain what I do, because I see it before I understand it and once I do understand it – it seems lifeless. I look for leaves and in the leaves a shadow and in the shadow; life.
 
I think there is always life in the shadows, I do not see it very rarely. 
 
If I try I don’t find anything.
If I do not try I don’t find anything.
But sometimes I try without consciously looking (wei wu wei – a Chinese action without action, acting without effort) and miraculously find something. Something that wants to be discovered, screaming at me to notice it. 
Sometimes it’s a leopard, other times a beggar and other times Dante’s lost profile. Often it’s formless poetry that I enjoy in silence – giving it back to where it came from – nature.
 
Steve McQueen is convinced that the human eye is an open wound. This is why I finally understand, that I only really properly see when I open up to the mystery of sight – as if this wound was still burning and sensitive, and I see only when I remember not to bandage it too tight. Otherwise, and it is almost always the case, I see through a gauze and life becomes all white and uniformed and I get bored because I’m not able to remove a bandage but am quick to complain about my boredom.
 
Aletheia (ἀλήθεια in greek) is usually translated as truth, more subtly as-disclosure, disclosure and revelation but it can also be translated as “the state of not being hidden; the state of being evident” I like to think of the shadows that I find as an epiphany of what is hidden.
tindar, artist, shadows, ombre, Sacra conv ersazione, sacra, conversazione

“I find a figure when the shadow resembles to a shape that is not explicit in the leaf’s shape. The moment of this appearance is ephemeral and transient and it is like a small epiphany, only visible to the attentive and unrestrained gaze.”

Installation [Shadows] – Dried leaves, iron, glue, led light – 2016

Installation [Shadows] – Dried leaves, iron, glue, led light – 2016

Untitled [Shadows] – 30 x 50 x 30 cm – Dried leaves, iron, glue, led light – 2015

Shadow tindar

Untitled [Shadows] – 30 x 50 x 30 cm – Dried leaves, iron, glue, led light – 2015

Untitled [Shadows] – 30 x 50 x 30 cm – Dried leaves, iron, glue, led light – 2015

Untitled [Shadows] – 25 x 40 x 30 cm – Dried leaves, iron, glue, led light – 2015

Untitled [Shadows] – 25 x 40 x 30 cm – Dried leaves, iron, glue, led light – 2015

Untitled [Shadows] – 25 x 40 x 30 cm – Dried leaves, iron, glue, led light – 2015

Untitled [Shadows] – 25 x 40 x 30 cm – Dried leaves, iron, glue, led light – 2015

Untitled [Shadows] – 30 x 50 x 30 cm – Dried leaves, iron, glue, led light – 2015

tindar shadows leave

View of the studio – Dryed leaves

tindar shadows leaves
tindar shadows leaves

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES

Installation [photos of shadows] (analogic)

Flaubert – 17 x 23 cm – Silver gelatin print – 2015

Scimpanzè – 17 x 23 cm -Silver gelatin print – 2015

Cane – 17 x 23 cm -Silver gelatin print – 2015

Dante – 17 x 23 cm -Silver gelatin print – 2015

Profilo con basco – 17 x 23 cm -Silver gelatin print – 2015 (Series of 9 + 1 AP)

Profilo con basco 2 – 17 x 23 cm -Silver gelatin print – 2015

Installation [photos of shadows] (digital)

Mendicante – 15 x 25 cm – C-print on Hahnemuhle paper – 2015

Sacra conversazione 1 – 11,5 x 25 cm – C-print on Hahnemuhle paper – 2015

Vecchietto – 15 x 25 cm – C-print on Hahnemuhle paper – 2015

Scimpanzè – 14 x 25 cm – C-print on Hahnemuhle paper- 2015