Erosion is an environmental phenomena that is looking for balance. It is a process of material’s subtraction, where over time different elements’ collision can trigger mutual transformations. Phography and cinematography act in the same way: the immage identify a portion of reality, but reality is also isolated (removed) from it. These languages are used by the artists, mostly coming from Puglia or living there, to observe, study or perform the geographic and social landscape of the region, which is their main inspiration. Also the exhibition welcome some passing artists’ works.
These photographies, movies and sculptures are individual or collective projects, establishing a dialog with the Fundation Enric Miralles’ archive, that reflects the same experimental vocation. Together they compose a multifaceted potrait of this landscape, formed by hills, villages, fields, woods and streets. It is an ancient countryside, open but closed, made up by legends, which memory is challenging the present, costantly fighting between armony and conflict. This utopian landscape can suggest future scenarios, like a white stone in a ocean full of waves.
Fabrizio Bellomo (Bari, 1982), Alice Caracciolo y Cemre Yeşil (Pisa, 1986; Turchia, 1987), Teresa Giannico (Bari, 1985), Gianluca Marinelli (Taranto, 1983), Domingo Milella (Bari, 1981), Piero Percoco (Sannicandro, Bari 1987); Association Ramdom (Gagliano del Capo, Lecce), with the project “Investigating the extreme land”, selection of cinematographic of Carlos Casas (Barcellona, 1974), Andrew Friend (Inghilterra, 1985), Brett Swenson (Stati Uniti, 1987); Territori del cinema (Ed. Gangemi, Roma 2013), research project about Puglia’s cinema, Valentina Leva and Francesco Maggiore with the scientific coordination of Francesco Moschini and illustrations of Vincenzo D’Alba; SAL, students’ installation from training centre for photographyF. Project de Bari.
Curated by: Ilaria Speri and Massimo Torrigiani/Boiler Corporation
Coordinated by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Fundaciò Enric Miralles