A Note from the Curator
by Alberto Salvadori and Luigi Fassi
During the lockdown, Rapicavoli examined the ambiguities, fears, and uncertainties of the moment through daily drawings, photos, and written reflections. Following the ebb and flow of her own emotional reality, Rapicavoli shared an acute and personal analysis of her own domestic space and her immediate neighborhood in lower Manhattan.
Using her camera inside her apartment for the first time, she notices sunbeams that enter her bedroom every afternoon and becomes infatuated with small neighborhood dramas, like the broken glass of a store window. Rapicavoli notes that while space has shrunk, time has expanded. In an effort to understand new rhythms of time in quarantine, she divided her reflections into chapters, which she continued writing throughout the duration of the project.
In the first entry, Rapicavoli walked through the streets around her apartment and took photos of the unusual compositions she encountered.