Francesco Pedraglio - Battles Vol. 1
Artist and writer Francesco Pedraglio uses battles to frame storytelling that focuses on the small details and absurdities which characterise practically all historical events. Funnily enough, these are the seemingly inconsequential things that end up changing the course of how history plays out. Mixed into the historical stories are personal accounts, trivial idiosyncratic events that get elevated to the same status as those which impact history. Each story comes with a drawing, a “potential stage” for re-enacting the battle. Each may be read as a script for a performance, whether that is restaging a battle or simply a moment of everyday life that takes on greater significance in that moment.
|224 p, ills colour, 21 x 25 cm, pb, English