Scarti, 2013

Scarti’s origins are in the publication of Ghetto,  a book produced by Oliver Chanain and Adam Broomberg that documented twelve contemporary gated communities around the world. Scarti di avviamento is the technical term in Italy for the paper that is fed through the printing press to clean the drums of ink between print runs. This by-product is usually destroyed once the book is printed. However,  during the printing of Ghetto, the scarti – Italian for scraps – were saved and stored away by publisher Gigi Giannuzzi. Following his death in 2012 these scarti were rediscovered. The twice-printed sheets reveal uncanny and often beautiful combinations. Yet, in truth, they are nothing but a series of little accidents.