So happy to have been inlcuded in the latest volume of the journal Reliquiae. It's a fantastic collection - as ever. My contribution is one of the texts written during the Viso Come Territorio / Face as Territory residency at the Fondazione Aurelio Petroni.
Behind me the steep path rose between chestnut, beech and olive trees until the limestone mountains took back their landscape. Below me, begun in the fits and starts of isolated farmhouses, the settlement gained momentum as houses drew closer and rose higher before thinning back out again at its lower edge. The broad flanks of the mountains levelled for a wide coastal plain to open up in shades of green. Distant pools of water turned out to be stretched surfaces of polythene and rigid glass structures reflecting back the weak sunlight that fed the plants underneath. Furthest away, the sea.