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Everything was suddenly vast. The continental threshold had become a boulevard – the linearity of my exploration; sun and sand were now personal territory that I was beginning to like more and more.” Paul Virilio, Bunker Archeology, 1975“.

"What remains” è un progetto realizzato nel dicembre 2012 in viaggio lungo la costa ovest della penisola dello Jutland, in Danimarca. L’identità di questi luoghi desolati, in costante spopolamento da decenni, sembra abitare un tempo sospeso che riemerge nelle monumentali testimonianze lasciate dalla storia: è ciò che rimane dell’Atlantic Wall, un massiccio progetto di difesa di oltre quindicimila bunker voluto da Hitler sulle coste europee – dalla Spagna alla Norvegia. Ispirato dal lavoro di Paul Virilio "Bunker Archeology", il mio viaggio ripercorre queste tracce, esplorando frammenti di paesaggio: ciò che resta è la visione di un possibile equilibrio, tra le immagini di una memoria passata ed un presente in costante mutamento. (Danimarca, 2012)

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“What remains “ is a project I realized in December 2012 during a journey along the west coast of Jutland peninsula, Denmark. The identity of these desolated places, suffering a constant depopulation from decades, seems to inhabits a suspended time, which rises from the monumental witnesses left from history: this is what remains of the Atlantic Wall, an extensive system of costal fortifications built by Hitler along the European coastline – about fifteen thousand bunkers from the lower France to the Nord of Norway. Inspired by the book “Bunker Archeology”, written by Paul Virilio, my journey goes over these traces, probing fragments of landscape: what is left is the vision of a possible balance between a memory of the past and an ever-changing present. (Denmark, 2012)

 
 
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