"All this would not be possible without a person who experiences, who embarks on the journey, who keeps recalling the place in their anticipation beforehand and in their memory afterwards, subtly altering it each time, whose actual encounter with the place deviates from their expectations … and so this one place subsists in countless variations.“ (Thea Mantwill)
In ICHNVSA we become silent fellow travellers of Talisa Lallai on a photographic road trip through the island of Sardinia. In the spring of 2022, the German artist set out to explore the places that form the background to her family origins. On the search for traces of her Sardinian father, ICHNVSA stands for the overlaying of history. Derived from the Greek "ichnôussa" (footprint), this is the original name for Sardinia, which the shape of the island resembles.