Wunderkammer in Piola

"Men never defied the arrows: in case they defied the animals that were killed by the arrows or in some way sublimated the idea of ​​killing animals or - more often than not - they defied themselves. But the arrows, as such, arrows remained until the ritual, for a kind of journey home, in sublimating the killing of the animal, did not take the arrow within itself. At this point (...) the design begins, which in those days meant to engrave magic signs or symbols on the arrows and so it continues; or even to give a special shape to the arrows".

Ettore Sottsass, Molto difficile da dire , Adelphi, 2019

Photos by Alberto Strada