curated by Elena Hanim Onem
Outskirts is a still ongoing territory mapping project.
Focus is on the outskirts of Rome and its new districts. So similar to each other. So different from what foreigners think of Rome.
New residential areas with almost no public services, growing next to huge shopping centers. Desolate corners. Temporary limitations. Improvised dumps.
The lights of the lampposts are almost the only incarnation of public services. The glow in the middle of the frame, modern comet, tries somehow to capture the attention of people passing by only by chance. It is in this case an epiphany of nothing. A safe area instead, for those living in these districts. The only perimeter of light before slipping into the darkness.
These are also the boundary areas where the fight between humans and nature goes on. After every victory, every human conquest, a flag would be put up to state that victory.
The light of the lampposts is the constant and ubiquitous flag of human civilization. This way the area is, by means of the lamppost, marked as safe, cleared, colonized, gained to human usage.
Born in Salerno, Italy, in 1978, Sergio Figliolia has graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Salerno. He has studied photography at Officine Fotografiche and 10b Photography.
Previously he has lived in Budapest, Berlin and London.
He currently lives in Rome where he is leading a project about the outskirts.
He has been exhibited with the project Outskirts at 2012 edition of Festival dell’autore Diecilune.
Exhibition Area: ISA – Istituto Superiore Antincendi
address: Via del Commercio 13 – 00154 Roma
phone numer: 06 5706441- 2 – 3 fax. 06 57064269
Inauguration day: 5th october 2012 at 6. 30 p.m.
Exhibition period: 5th – 27th october 2012
Opening Time: Mon. – Sat 4 p.m. – 7. 30 p.m.
How to get there
Bus: Linea 23 e 769
Metro: Linea B, Fermata Piramide
Visualizza FotoLeggendo 2012 – ottavaedizione in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori