Photography The search for the “historical future” in Vittoria Mazzonis’ shots
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The search for the “historical future” in Vittoria Mazzonis’ shots

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Tommaso Berra
Vittoria Mazzonis | Collater.al

How many tools do we have to know our past? We can read books, rummage through old documents, an oral tradition to be passed from generation to generation, or in some cases stop time and what is in front of us, to analyze it as if we were in a laboratory. This can be done through photography, exactly as in the case of Vittoria Mazzonis, an artist specializing in the visual arts who recently presented her project “Futuro Storico.”
The photographic series aims to learn about her own family, linked to the world of Piedmontese textiles. The shots of some abandoned buildings become a tool to tell and learn about a personal story, which becomes that of an entire community, invested by the passage of time.

Objects and scrap are abandoned in corners of bare buildings. In the emptiness it is possible to hear the sound of machines once essential to textile production. Images of an Industrial boom era that defined the identity of entire families and towns, especially in the Italian province.
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Vittoria Mazzonis | Collater.al
Vittoria Mazzonis | Collater.al
Vittoria Mazzonis | Collater.al
Vittoria Mazzonis | Collater.al
Vittoria Mazzonis | Collater.al
Vittoria Mazzonis | Collater.al
Vittoria Mazzonis | Collater.al
Vittoria Mazzonis | Collater.al
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Written by Tommaso Berra
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