2017 | Editorial, Illustration, Projects
Summer is ending and packs of somber dogs begin to appear in the streets of Palermo. Sparse and tolerable at first, the strays become more and more numerous and assertive as the months go by, expanding from the suburbs to the heart of the old town.
Alternating indignation, low subterfuges and fierce acts of heroism, the people of Palermo find themselves facing the threat of dogs and investigating their enigma: where do the beasts come from? What do they want? Is there a secret plan behind their unstoppable conquest?
The invasion of dogs in Palermo is the chronicle of a disaster, the choral story of a community struggling with a brutal, violent, inexplicable domination. It is my first novella in 15 chapters, written in the summer of 2015.
Each chapter is accompanied by a digital collage, made up of jagged images, chaotic overlaps and ephemeral characters. These works serve to illustrate the distressing sensation that lingers in the story.