THE LAST SUMMER

This project is created by combining altered old family photographs with newly created digital pictures.

It is about a house in the Italian countryside, the place where I used to spend summers during my childhood. 

When my grandfather died the house remained completely abandoned during many years due to family disputes.

In 2011, I had finally had the chance to go back to the place, where I felt a need to reconnect with my roots, creating my own narrative, which aims to describe through personal memories, the human, universal experience of  the emotional attachment for a place which is related to early years of own’s life and family experiences.

The work is divided into 3 chapters:

I. SOUVENIRS D'ENFANCE (2016): 

Old photographs of my grandmother and her sister's childhood and youth which I had found in the family house and altered through digital-manipulated interventions.

II. TRAVAIL SPIRITUEL (2011-2016):

A journey between the past and the present, created by revising old photographs and merging them with new ones, blending memories and expectation.

III. LA GUERRE (2016):

Notes about the attempt to bring the house back to life and the permanent contradiction between the struggle against its decay and the fascination with it.

Catalogue n. I, 2011

Catalogue n. II, 2011

Catalogue n. III, 2011

Catalogue n. IV, 2011

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