What if we considered periphery as a personal state of mind?
“FUORICENTRO” is a series of images I took during a collective residency organised by the Centro di Cultura fotografica di Vicenza (CCF) in October 2016.
The manufacturing, craftsmanship and small businesses that make up the industrial area of Vicenza were the core of the “locomotive of the North-East” that for years drove the Italian economy. With the new millennium, the economic system has entered a crisis, which for many has meant a profound rethink. CHANGE is, therefore, the key to interpretation that CCF has entrusted to the photographic duo Andrea&Magda, to Rocco Rorandelli of the Terraproject collective and to me.
Exploring life in VICENZA OVEST through the eyes of a perfect stranger, I found myself wandering day and night throughout the industrial area, visiting workplaces, nightclubs, oratories, fairs, markets, sports complexes and bars in an attempt to capture and convey the feeling of affectionate strangeness I got from the area and its inhabitants.
The collective result of the residency shows VICENZA OVEST as seen through three distinct but complementary visual approaches, with the intention of presenting to the citizens, entrepreneurs and administrators an unprecedented overview.
“FuoriCentro” has become an exhibition produced in collaboration with Unione Collector, the Department of Culture, Growth Promotion and the city’s museums. Curated by Pietro Vertamy, it took place at the end of 2017 at Palazzo Chiericati.
Here you have a nice interview (in Italian) about the exhibition