“N” is a work that reveals the link between an Italian province and with a part of its inhabitants: the 30-year-old generation. Young people with solid structures and formations must confront with the provincials dynamics of a contemporaneity in which they are trapped, poised between going or staying, between the desire for a different future and the desire to not want to give up their country. Those are places where each one is almost forced to live according to pre-established logics, dictated by a sort of superior rule that imposes a “normal” existence and prescribes “standard” behaviors, of a certain type of mentality: the perfect family, idyllic love, the annihilation of deep cultural values with the celebration of poor entertainment and the duties of a job without too many demands.
Yeah, but what’s normal? Like a giant black hole, this place seems to suck limitless. There is often a thin thread, sometimes imperceptible, but incredibly strong between a place of belonging and its inhabitants. And what about ambitions? What about the desires of growth for those who try to go out even slightly from the traditional existential patterns? The videos show that patina of an apparent beauty which resembles the dilated time of these places. The photographs instead, as if they were some sort of x-rays, by entering the place wish to look at what happens to those protagonists who are living at the limits of the European suburbia.
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