It tells the process of adaptation of man and nature in a place and a slow temporal space with a series of readable intervals such as breaklines, elements of change.
Starting from the genetic traces of the Sardinian people and from the places that are connoted in the collective imagination as identitaries, we want to read through photographs a rhythmically varied temporal process that tells of the continuous forms of adaptation of man to the inevitable transformations of the territory.
Among the first forms of adaptation to the place is the transition from the nomadic to the sedentary condition of life, which implies the need to leave traces, recognizable signs on the place, which is tamed. The constant within these processes of adaptation is the rock, a symbol of strength, resistance, hostility but at the same time a symbol of home, of space of aggregation as in places of worship. It is an element that can be easily approached to the soul of the Sardinian people and their faithful flock that becomes a necessary source of sustenance and companion of travel; a stubborn people who within the island’s condition lived in hostile nature almost like inside a fortress.
The photographic research digs among the often stereotypical elements that characterize the fundamental characteristics of the people and collects their fundamental notions, through a direct association between the place and its use. The places become great containers of information, traditions, mythological stories imprinted in the rock and partly yet to be discovered.
The process of adaptation is a reason for survival, a symbol of targeted choices of life in total symbiosis with the territory, a symbol of stubbornness in persevering the will to live under certain conditions, often dictated by nature.
All decisions have a price to pay and lead to precise consequences, almost as in a continuous struggle for balance. The remnants of these battles, fragments of civilizations of the past, columns broken like amputations after miles covered during the marathon in the ice, make us rethink that commonplace, stubbornness, that makes us feel free and at home.