At the beginning of summer 2011, I went for the first time to the village of Montereale Valcellina in the Italian Frioul, where the miller Menocchio, the famous protagonist of the book, The Cheese and the Worms of the Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg, lived and was condemned to death by the Inquisition.
The reason for this voyage, which was followed by three or four others, was to begin research on the possible existence of fragments of a book which, although totally related to the subject, are not mentioned in the text. Using the paradigmatic work of Ginzburg as my research subject, I developed, with the help of the specialist on Menocchio, Aldo Colonnello, the researcher Davide Zanutta and the illustrators Arthur Lien and Jorge Aviña, a series of studies examining the tacit elements of this story that I had been led to discover.
Work divided in several phases.
Variable techniques and dimensions.
Produced by Fundación Botín
XIX Visual Arts grant.
Some of the drawings were made by Arthur Lien. With the advice of Davide Zanutta and Aldo Colonnello. Assistance of Óscar Garduño, Ulises Figueroa and Alejandro Anguiano.