HARD AS STONE / 2020
This photographic project was commissioned as part of an artistic residency in the summer of 2020 by AltroFestival Valmalenco. It's a personal research on the identity of Valmalenco, a narrow alpine valley, that runs for twenty five kilometers from the city of Sondrio to the small town of Chiareggio at an altitude of 1612 meters. HARD AS STONE is an exploration, an interpretation, of a territory which, like many Alpine areas, faces an uncertain future: a narrow valley stuck between the tourist vocation and its roots, deeply linked to the mountains and the rock extracted from them. Starting from the peculiar anthropology of these places, HARD AS STONE is a tale of those less visible corners,
that aren't usually part of the collective narration of a wonderful Alpine valley.
HARD AS STONE wants to go deep into the soul of this territory.
The work has become an open air exhibition in the woods of Valmalenco from 25th September to 25th October 2020