Singular Memory in the Collective Building
This project deals with Italian summer camps for children of the Thirties, great examples of Modernist Architecture which now lay abandoned and derelict.
However the aim of this work is not to show the ruins or the architectural shapes; rather the photographs intend to describe the relationship between the human being, the collective building and memory – both historical and individual. The lack of function is not a lack of meaning of these buildings, because the meaning itself translates towards the values of ancient ruins and monuments. The sense of absence underpins the series of photographs and comes out from the buildings and the objects depicted: They are actual index of the people who used them.
The sense of absence makes these buildings uncanny and mysterious and works on human psyche as a reminder of private memories, filtered by History.
C-type prints mounted on aluminium, 70 x 70 cm