Desertions, with Enzo Mari in America
Frame from Desertions, with Enzo Mari in America. A video by Giovanna Silva with Studio Mare.


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29 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022



Desertions, with Enzo Mari in America

“Desertions, with Enzo Mari in America” is the video that originates from the trip started in 2007 by designer Enzo Mari, boarded in a long journey through the main deserts in United States with Gianluigi Ricuperati and Giovanna Silva.

From California to Nevada, from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Enzo Mari faces the desert with the aim of collecting the materials that the environment generates and offers, in order to transform them into real design objects, whose “shape is perfect because it is what it is”. Desertions retraces the designer’s steps and the transformation process that he imprints on the found objects, returned through the recordings by Giovanna Silva and edited in a unique and touching video made in collaboration with Studio Mare.