curated by Sara Munari
Half a century has passed since man first landed on the Moon: an incredible goal, dream and confidence in the future. The Moon has always inspired great adventures and imaginative explorations, in film, literature and art.
This ancient love affair between our planet and the silver star is the focus of this year’s project.
The young photographers, selected through a portfolio presentation, were asked to take inspiration from Gianni Rodari‘s poem “On the Moon” and to propose a fantastic account based on the greatest tool available to man: imagination.
Terra Luna was born from the idea of bringing together perspectives that are only apparently distant: play, the sense of travel and photography.
The exhibition takes the form of a big goose game, an urban installation on which adults and children alike can play. Jumping from one photograph to another, consuming its colours and structure with your passage, desecrating the very nature of the image, changing our conventional perception according to rhythm and randomness, are some of the possibilities to be experienced in the role of participant. Images subjected to time and wear and tear will be distorted. Nothing is certain in the game as in life. Each of us will be the author of our own dream, led by the roll of the dice through a symbolic journey from the Earth to the Moon.
On the following days it will be possible to play with the exhibition together with the young photographers:
- 21 May 4pm-7pm;
- 22 and 23 May 10am-12pm and 3pm-6pm;
- 18 June 4pm-6pm;
- 19 and 20 June 10am-12pm and 4pm-6pm
A metaphor for life and its way of interceding, Terra Luna is also an opportunity to meet and re-establish the importance of being playful, to reweave that thread between adults and children that has been broken recently. Talking, playing and understanding together is more than ever a necessity.