In December 2016 Dossofiorito was invited by the collective Agreements To Zinedine to make an intervention within the platform plllla plllla. Several species of lichens were collected in the neighbourhood and employed by the studio for the visual terraformation of the installation space.
Not technically plants, lichens are rather the combination of an algae and one or more fungus, merged together in a relationship of perfect symbiosis. Looking at them carefully one can marvel at how these organisms, to improve their survival chances, have given life to such resistant and spectacular formations.
Camillo Sbarbaro, the italian poet and, unknown to many, also an important lichenologist, described lichens as una muffa più un fungo, due debolezze che fanno una forza- a mold and a fungus, two weaknesses that make a force.
At plllla plllla, the mutualistic forces at work were beyond the plants word: in fact, the same work of Dossofiorito and AZT, being co-authored, could be read as a form of lichenization.
Lichens then, are a cue to reflect on the possibility to find balance within diversities and, in the encounter of contrasting needs, generate beauty.