Lorenzo Vitturi’s work is often found at the intersection of sculpture and photography and his latest project, Dalston Anatomy, saw him spend time in London’s Ridley Road Market taking pictures, making sculptures and creating collages with materials and objects he found amongst the debris of the marketplace. Vitturi’s process is largely concerned with the creation, consumption and preservation of images. The makeshift sculptures he created mimic the organic and temporary nature of the market, and their documentation is the way in which they endure after diminishing. The book is bound in exquisite Vlisco fabrics in bright patterns that are reminiscent of African markets and accompanied by a poem by Sam Berkson that layers voices from the market to draw on its disjointed and surreal atmosphere.
The second edition of Dalston Anatomy will embrace the shifting nature of the market and like the sculptures within it, quietly transform. Housing all of the same characters, sculptures and objects from the first edition, it will be like seeing the market from a subtly different angle, or taking a second glance. In keeping with the ever-changing nature of the market, the books will be bound in different, new fabrics.
Lorenzo Vitturi, born in Venice, 1980, is a photographer and sculptor who lives and works between London and Milan. Formerly a cinema set painter, Vitturi has brought this experience into his photographic practice, which revolves around playful site-specific interventions at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance.
Self Publish, Be Happy (SPBH) is an organisation founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 that collects, studies and celebrates self-published photobooks through an ongoing programme of workshops, live events and on/offline projects.