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Lezioni Americane – Italo Calvino

Photography

Stefania Cola

Realization

2012

Exposed at

Oncology Department University Hospital MEETING ROOMS IN ANCONA Via Conca,71 Torrette Ancona

Lightness

This work stems from an interpretation of the book “American Lessons” by Italo Calvino.
In representing my photographs, I let myself be carried away by the words that slowly, slowly took form in images wandering in my thoughts .

The Unbearable Lightness of Being is in reality a bitter observation of the Ineluctable Heaviness of Living …
The burden of living for Kundera lies in every form of constraint: the dense network of public and private constraints that ends up wrapping up every existence with ever-tighter knots …
At times when the realm of the human seems to me condemned to heaviness, I think I should fly like Perseus to another space. I’m not talking about escapes in the dream or the irrational. I mean that I have to change my approach, I have to look at the world from another perspective, another logic, other methods of knowledge and verification.
The images of lightness that I seek do not have to be dissolved like dreams by the reality of the present and the future …

American Lessons – Lightness – Italo Calvino
These images have found a permanent exhibition site in the Oncology ward of the University Hospital of Ancona.