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Mutatio

Mutatio is the theme for the 37th edition of the Maratona dles Dolomites - Enel

In the nocturnal silence of the Dolomites. Everything is Anatta, as taught by the Buddhist. The lack of a permanent self, of its independence. Nothing is self-sufficient, everything that exists lacks its own autonomy. The body parts, even the legs that serve to push the pedals, the hands that grip the handlebars, the eyes that gaze at the Dolomites, are a non-self, and we humans can only exist when we are in relation. In relation to others and in relation to the non-human. This is precisely the principle of “mutatio”, because everything changes continuously. Will the Maratona change? Certainly, it will change. Just as you change now, as you are reading this. Panta rei, everything flows. See you on July 7th.

Michil Costa


The theme logo
text by Manuel Bottazzo, graphic designer of the Maratona

The process of creating a logo is a metamorphosis in itself. It is, in fact, a continuous succession of ideas in constant transformation to arrive, step by step, mutation by mutation, at the final result.

As always, we began with artistic research, drawing on literature and art. Literature immediately makes us dream in the texts of Kafka and Ovid; visual art, on the other hand, is a journey into the world of Henry Matisse, Heronymus Bosch, up to the most modern artists of optical art, above all Victor Vasarely.
From this research, we first of all extrapolated the colour violet, the colour of metamorphosis, transformation and the union of opposites.

Thanks to this colour, we developed the first concept we wanted to express, that of creating a lettering that is impalpable, ethereal, incomplete... mutable.

The result is an open form that has no boundaries, almost at the limit of legibility, because it is still alive and mutating. Visibly unfinished, as the mutation will continue without end.

 

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