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From the exhibition Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano 1 / 6       From the exhibition Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano.

From the exhibition Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano 2 / 6       From the exhibitions Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano.

From the exhibition Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano 3 / 6       From the exhibition Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano.

From the exhibition Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano 4 / 6       From the exhibition Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano.

From the exhibition Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano 5 / 6       From the exhibition Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano.

From the exhibition Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano 6 / 6       From the exhibition Arsuneli's Lands by Andrea Alfano. © Andrea Alfano.

Arsuneli's Lands

I asked myself countless times what sense of belonging is. I wonder how we can belong to something or something can belong to us. I don’t mean owning something or holding it in my hands, more like feeling something or recognizing it. Doing so without realizing it. The acquired gaze of belonging to shape, light, sound.

And this is what often makes me feel something familiar, for a moment. It can happen by being on a piece of land where I moved my first steps or by staring at the surface of the moon. We are always looking for something known in everything, be it in front of our eyes or in an external imagination. And we often find it without knowing. We don’t recognize it, but we can feel it. The photographic image feeds from this. Photography is always the consequence of feeling a sense of belonging, something we long for, even in the most distant exotic.

From this unknown contact we often create the fossil of an image. Sometimes registered in the storage of our memory, sometimes in a photograph. A fossil of what I could now start defining as what we call Mother Land. Not something we walk on, but something with build fossil above fossil. The journey becomes a keystone in the construction of this cathedral where we get lost and return to. Being in an unfamiliar place becomes necessary for building a familiar land, recovering with our eyes those hidden fragments of who we are.

This is the starting point for Andrea Alfano’s images. The shape of ancient rocks, their surface and their weight are what resounds and echoes in his gaze. And this is the map we find across his entire work: from the natural shapes of dry-stone walls and cobblestone to the human skin and the animals’ leather. A materiality that is both foreground and background, but never loses its role as a protagonist.

The stone that built the landscape and the town of Neoneli, now represents something different for us and for the author – fossils to which sooner or later we’ll feel a sense of belonging to. [ Luca Spano ]

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ARSUNELI'S LANDS
by Andrea Alfano
Streets of the Historic Centre - Neoneli OR (Italy)
10 August – 4 September 2016
admission fee: free entry


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