‘O Post Mio – My place
‘O Post Mio is an eight-year photographic work in which I followed the life of Claudia. A woman who, together with her two daughters, occupied an apartment in the Coppola Village for many years. In the 1960s, when the Coppola Village was built, destroying a rich pinewood forest, it was the largest illegal urban agglomeration in Europe. Claudia’s life resembles the fate of this pine forest. On her body have been poured flows of violence and marginalization that have transfigured her life.
Trough her life I tried to recount how a territory can determine a person’s life. Images of external and internal landscapes are alternated to show the continuity of the unathorized building that enters the life of a family, how these signs affected their choices. The project became an audio-documentary in 2019 that aired on the public Italian radio, Radio Rai 3 and was published as a book in 2020 edited by Postcart.
The book, divided into two parts has on one side the photographic part with the images of these 8 years, interspersed with scans of images from Claudia’s past. On the other side a booklet containing Claudia’s story told through my experience and words. In this way I tried to blend past and present together, trying to bring out how Claudia’s present, apparently so daring and casual, is tightly conditioned by her childhood, the abandonment by her parents, the incessant search for a family balance she never had.