Erosions is an environmental phenomenon that is looking for balance. It is a process of material subtraction, where over time the collision of different elements may trigger mutual transformations. Photography and cinematography act in the same way: the image identifies a portion or notion of reality, whilst simultaneously isolating it. These languages and material interplays are fundamental to the work of a group of artists, mostly based in Puglia, contributing to Erosions public exhibition. Each in their own unique was observing, studying, or performing the geographic and social landscape of the region.
Erosions exhibits photographs, movies, and sculptures across individual or collective projects, in a continuous dialogue with the archive of Fundació Enric Miralles. An archive steeped in the historical interests and passions common experimental practices of the work. Together they compose a multifaceted portrait of this landscape, formed by hills, villages, fields, woods, and streets. It is an ancient countryside, open but closed, made up of legends, which memory is challenging the present, constantly fighting between harmony and conflict.
Invited artists include 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.
Fundació Enric Miralles