LUOGHI #SILVIA, LUOGHI #GIUSEPPE (2016)
However far you might go, it comes a moment when you go back to the origins. After you have gazed the other for a long time, the desire to rest and turn the eyes to yourself becomes urgent: to recover your own identity in what belongs to you intimately.
The images realize this aspiration; they are the representation of the place in which the depth of interpersonal relationships merges with the intensity of eye contact, they are the evidence of our uniqueness.
BARI, HO CERCATO LA CITTÀ (2016-2017)
Analysing the city of Bari, I focused my attention on the city planning and how it influences the contemporary lifestyle of its inhabitants. Starting from the Libertà neighbourhood, I searched for the city in all its complexity.
The nineteenth century origin of its structure, today contributes to the stratigraphy of the urban landscape. The union of each block creates a chessboard-like structure, organising the space in a neat and clear way; mean-while the rail-road delimits the southern part of the neighbourhood. Proceeding along the rail-road axis, I noticed that this structure creates a connection bringing together the metropolitan city and the original city, still very alive and present.
The passing of time provoked the creation of structures and visions on Bari not initially planned, leading to the creation of a landscape that becomes a link between different eras. Emblematic is the area leading up to the cemetery that, lying just outside the nineteenth-century city walls, finds a bond connecting with the modern Adriatico bridge. The spaces and architectural objects that I captured represent the most functional part of the city: it’s the image that integrates the living.