1984, La Spezia
A MISURA DI BRACCIO (2016)
When we think of problems linked to the environment, we are immediately reminded of major disasters: spectacular events far afield which we witness with a sense of horror, while overlooking the threats present on our own doorstep.
The protagonist of this work is not the front-page worthy exception but the norm; not the search for the error but the sublime humanity of perseverance. It’s a consideration on the need to live within a society, however dysfunctional it may be, and on the removal mechanisms that we are willing to apply in order to conduct a peaceful existence.
We unconsciously separate the places where we live from those where we try not to think, be they factories or dumps full of toxic waste, even if we live with these elements on a daily basis.
“At an arm’s length, yet close enough for offence” went an old song: the obsessive research for a point of view in which shots are separated only by the interval a gaze may offer a reflection, letting us draw a comparison between these sacrificed frames and the quality of our lives.
IO / (NON PER FORZA) MIO (2015)
These images are to me as the first sip of water at the fountain after a run. With the eyes closed, without caring about the shoes getting wet.
They are the expression of months spent working with spade and lawnmower in the tiny plot of land where I was born, five small plains that once were a garden and that had gradually become uncultivated grove.
The care dedicated to this place, that for years was only a far and unsolved presence, stage of difficult family events, has allowed me to own it again, finally as a choice and not for a premature sense of responsibility.
I realized naive and blurring images as the memories, tied to the past as much as to the moment of rediscovery itself.
They are in a certain way a gift that I made to myself, a parenthesis of lightness, fragments that express the perception of an instinctive, subjective and elementary beauty.