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“N IS A WORK THAT ILLUSTRATES THE CONFLICTED NATURE OF AN ITALIAN PROVINCE AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IT AND A SECTION OF ITS INHABITANTS, IN PARTICULAR THE GENERATION IN THEIR 30S. YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SOLID BACKGROUNDS AND TRAINING, WHO HAVE TO CONFRONT (IN THE DESPERATE SEARCH FOR A FUTURE STABILITY) THE CONTEMPORARY PROVINCIAL DYNAMICS IN WHICH THEY ARE TRAPPED, HANGING IN THE BALANCE OF LEAVING OR STAYING, OF THE DESIRE FOR A DIFFERENT FUTURE AND, AT THE SAME TIME, A DESIRE NOT TO GIVE UP ON THEIR COUNTRY. PLACES IN WHICH ONE MUST LIVE ACCORDING TO PRE-ESTABLISHED LOGIC, DICTATED BY A KIND OF RULE FROM ABOVE WHICH PRESCRIBES A “NORMAL” EXISTENCE AND “STANDARD” BEHAVIOUR, A CERTAIN TYPE OF MENTALITY: THE PERFECT FAMILY, IDYLLIC LOVE, THE DENIAL OF DEEP CULTURAL VALUES AND THE CELEBRATION OF BASIC ENTERTAINMENT, AND WORKING A JOB WITHOUT MUCH ASPIRATION. YET WHAT IS NORMALITY? LIKE A HUGE BLACK HOLE, THIS PLACE SEEMS TO SWALLOW US UP. THERE IS OFTEN A FINE THREAD, AT TIMES IMPERCEPTIBLE, BETWEEN A PLACE OF BELONGING AND ITS INHABITANTS. AND WHAT ABOUT AMBITION? THE DESIRE TO GROW FOR THOSE WHO TRY JUST A LITTLE TO BREAK OUT OF TRADITIONAL MODES OF EXISTENCE? THE VIDEOS SHOW THE SURFACE OF APPARENT BEAUTY AS THE DILATED TIME OF THESE PLACES. THE PHOTOGRAPHS INSTEAD, LIKE X-RAY IMAGES, ARE A WAY TO GO INSIDE THEM AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PROTAGONISTS WHO LIVE ON THE LIMITS OF A EUROPEAN PERIPHERY.”