Based on an actual piazza in a small Italian medieval village, this series examines the relationship between town and surrounding landscape. The Tuscan village is typically encircled by a stone wall that once served as defense against invasion. The enclosure also indicated a visible boundary between town and countryside, solid evidence of their interdependence while defining the necessity for distinct quotidian activities in each zone. Via dei Solitari harks back to the moment before the division between town and landscape began to disintegrate as a result of an abusive suburban sprawl. It suggests the way the natural setting once resonated within the confines of the village, the way it was carried in memory and imagination back into daily life within the city gates.
Review: La Mostra A Genova: Goldring apre una finestra sull’architettura vista come sogno (pdf)
Review: La Republica: Goldring e i “punti di fuga” visioni multi-immaginarie (pdf)