Indifference is abulia, it is parasitism, it is cowardice, it is not life. So I hate the indifferents.
(Antonio Gramsci, in La città futura, 1917)
ʺINDIFFERENCE ANATOMYʺ was born as a portfolio that is part of the series of thematic projects of ʺSLOW STREETʺ to which I am dedicating myself in this phase of my intellectual and creative journey. In this photographic portfolio I wanted to go back to talking about one of the “derivatives” of this contemporary era, “indifference”. Leaving behind the vision of indifference as a psychological disease, the photographic portfolio ʺINDIFFERENCE ANATOMYʺ deviates from the usual paths of investigation to go back to indifference. In particular, through an in-depth exploration of the world of “NOT-PLACES”, as widely analyzed by Marc Auge, as in-natural amplifiers of that momentary non-feeling that is indifference. As Bauman teaches us «In liquid modernity time is neither cyclical nor linear, as it normally was in other societies of modern and premodern history, but instead ʺpuntillisticʺ, that is, fragmented into a multitude of separate particles, each reduced to a point» (Z. Bauman, Liquid modernity, 1999). We live in a perpetual and breathless present, in which everything is entrusted to the experience of the moment, and in which the loss of sense of time is accompanied by the emptying of the criteria of relevance that distinguish the essential from the superfluous, the lasting from the ephemeral. . The identity that, painstakingly built yesterday on a life plan, today can or must be disjointed and reassembled in new forms is affected in order to be able to continually readjust to a present that is always changing: condemned, in short, to the ʺtyranny of the instantʺ. We live in a perpetual and breathless present, in which everything is entrusted to the experience of the moment.
OLYMPUS M.Zuiko 12 mm f/2