Refinery Again (2008)

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Nature is able to adapt. Recently, for instance, great catastrophes, as petrol spills in the sea, did not produce, in some cases, all the predicted effects thanks to the extraordinary resilience of ecological systems. Our planet evolution, even if only in the last century heavy marked by the so called “industrial progress”, always showed an exceptional adaptation to changes.
Only in the last decades, human influence became more and more invasive. Too few years to understand complex evolution dynamics that need centuries. For sure it surprises to capture, sometimes, a certain “synergy” between the monstrous products of the Progress and natural species. This project, that starts from the utilitarian relationship between birds flocks and the
heat emitted by a Refinery, would like to investigate these “symbiotic” aspects, these precarious equilibria between industries and animals, between men made artefacts and Nature. Not with the common idea of represent how horrible are humans creations, but aiming at highlighting possible and strange harmonies.

20 Photographs

Edition of 5 +1 author’s proof / 150×100 cm – 60×40 inches

Edition of 10 + 1 author’s proof / 90×60 cm – 36×24 inches

Edition of 15 + 1 author’s proof / 60×40 cm – 24×15 inches

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