The transition from one state to another is the main theme of the four projects that make up La Fabrica del Presente, on display at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere until January 24 2016
From November 28 2015 Fabrica, Benetton Group's communication research center, will bring to the Museum of Rome in Trastevere La Fabrica del Presente, four projects that are the result of the work of young authors, different by training and origin. The guiding thread of the exhibition path will be the transition, the transition from one state to another, in a multiple story that moves on the boundaries of places and things, providing an unpublished image.
The initiative is promoted by the Department of Culture and Sport of Rome - Capitoline Superintendency for Cultural Heritage. Museum services Zètema Progetto Cultura.
The sections of the exhibition will be four:
- NIGHT (S) SCAPES. From light to darkness Martina Cirese, Jeremiah Vinattieri and Christian Cups
- Lipadusa. From sea to land Calogero Cammalleri
- IRANIAN LIVING ROOM. From private to public of Iranian photographers
- MIRACLE VILLAGE. From judgment to absolution Sofia Valiente
NIGHT (S) SCAPES. FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT is a multimedia project that combines photography, music and motion design on a nocturnal journey through some of the most evocative places in Italy, focusing not only on the images but also on the sounds recorded on site and electronically reprocessed.
Italy is the country with the greatest artistic and cultural heritage in the world, a primacy also recognized by UNESCO. The journey of the three young researchers of Fabrica combines well-known destinations, such as Venice and Naples (looking for the most hidden places among the islands or the catacombs of the III century), others less familiar as the eco-museum of the Cantoni Stone in the Langhe and the city of Matera and Craco. Each of us, who has visited these places or not, associates them with images.
Almost impossible to have the sound in mind. Yet each of them is populated with noises, whispered or exploded, repeated or unique, cadenced or disordered. The nocturnal explorations proposed in multimedia form by these young artists will give the public the opportunity to experience these places, together with the sonic landscapes, on their skin.
Lipadusa. FROM SEA TO LAND is a photographic research on the identity of the island of Lampedusa, Lipadusa for its inhabitants. Became in spite of itself synonymous with migration, of tragedies at sea, of desperation and misery, Lampedusa presents itself in this exhibition in its most authentic and profound form, that of an island and not that of a sea that has become a cemetery.
Cammalleri, also a migrant (he left for three years with his family from Sicily to Germany), returned to his land after seventeen years to look for his origins. Geographically already Africa but politically still Italy, Lampedusa lives a dimension not only isolated but isolated, of confinement or border, of dream and loneliness.
The photographs of Cammalleri portray the flow of the life of fishermen, children and animals of Lampedusa; dreamlike impressions, moments caught in black and white, blurred in the transfiguration of a reality that becomes timeless.
IRANIAN LIVING ROOM. FROM PRIVATE TO PUBLIC It is a choral story created by 15 Iranian photographers, chosen by Fabrica's editor-in-chief Enrico Bossan, who have recounted the Iranian living room with discrete and unconditional eyes, a physical and metaphorical space hidden from the eyes of international media and the local state .
Accustomed as we are to a guided observation, always controlled by Iran, with Iranian Living Room we can enter people's homes and, therefore, in the belly of the country. Religious disparities, differences and cultural similarities, duality in clothing, solitude and conviviality, clandestinity, these and many other situations take shape in the delicate shots of young photographers who tell secret rooms and inaccessible to the judgments of others, where life actually takes place.
MIRACLE VILLAGE. FROM JUDGEMENT TO ABSOLUTION is the winner of the first prize in the "Stories, Portraits" section of the Word Press Photo. It is a delicate research on a difficult subject: the life of sex offenders at the end of the sentence. In Florida there are laws that prevent people convicted of sexual offenses against children living less than 300 meters from a school, a kindergarten, a park or a playground, a limit that in some cities has been brought up to 750 meters and to which pools, bus stops and libraries have been added. Difficult to find places that are not under a bridge, or under a highway overpass. Miracle Village is a town founded by a former private detective who became an evangelical pastor who allows sex offenders a "dignified" life.
It hosts a hundred, different for age, social affiliation and ethnicity, all united by the weight and the consequences of wearing this label. For over a year, Sofia Valiente, an American of Argentinian origin, followed the life of the village residents, became friends and shared with them the sense of alienation, loneliness and the difficulties of rehabilitation. Miracle Village tells the stories of twelve of these people: it follows the journey from guilt, sin, to atonement through isolation and the mirage of social reintegration.
Museum of Rome in Trastevere, Piazza S. Egidio 1B
Until January 24 2016