Marco Delogu, ASINARA


Texts by Marco Delogu, Edoardo Albinati

72 pages; 29 color photos
38 x 25,5 cm

Two separate edition: Italian, English

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In the images that Delogu has created, that which should be unheimlich, unfamiliar, or even distressing, because it is immersed in darkness, instead reveals itself a poetic set for a midsummer night’s dream, where the vibration and commotion of life have magically dwindled, the white roads are barely visible, the danger signals have been turned o  because there is no longer any danger, and men and animals can roam free and without fear. (Edoardo Albinati)

I chose to work on Asinara because of its history and geography. When I was a child, the island was de- scribed to me as a sort of hell, and as a boy I was struck by the stories of a family friend, a lawyer who de- fended Renato Curcio and Ra aele Cutolo and went to meet them on the island. Later, commencing in 1997, when I was working at Rebibbia penitentiary for the portraits of my Captivity series, I met a series of prison- ers who had been on Asinara, and heard the story of the Fornelli riots from their mouths. I hadn’t been to Sar- dinia for many years, and for my photographic ‘return’ I chose an island that I didn’t know, so full of painful memories that contrast with the enormous sense of beauty and freedom perceived there now. (Marco Delogu)

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 38 x 25.5 x 2 cm

English, Italiano


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