The Walking Mountain

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The Walking Mountain is an investigation into the Vajont catastrophe of 1963 in which almost 2000 people died due to a dam flooding.

October 9th 1963: a crashing wave froze time in an eternal present.
The catastrophe marks an instantaneous and irreversible alteration in the landscape. As Alexander Woodcock and Monte Davis write in Catastrophe Theory (New York, 1978):

…it is not that there are no intermediate states or trajectories, but rather, that none of these are stable: the duration of the shift from the initial state or change to the final one has a very brief duration with respect to that required in stable states.

The cumbersome presence of modern infrastructure and a country’s attempt to become industrialized and pursue progress, suddenly transformed into a tragedy, cancelling places, memories and destinies. Beyond neglect, beyond war, the eternal waiting for a future that has never come has resulted in an overlap of relations, stories and experiences.
The identity of a place, normally subjected to gradual transformations, in this case, was brutally wiped out, making room for a new, irrational and chaotic urban plan.

The CALAMITA/À project is a tool for investigating a territory which, through organized research, wishes to explore the changes in progress, generate questions, reveal critical points and attract interest and awareness concerning a crucial place that is still being defined. Territorial morphology, orography, infrastructure, architecture and social context are all elements for broadening the analysis. Art, sociology, urbanism and photography contribute to the definition of the project through an open, multidisciplinary approach. This plurality of visions is aimed at transforming the territory in question into a laboratory and space for privileged observation.

The Walking Mountain is their first book publication.

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Beschrijving

Containing interviews with Derrick de Kerckhove, Otto Olaf Becker, Matthieu Gafsou, Simon Norfolk, Rob Stephenson, Drew Nikonowicz, William Basinski, Aglaia Konrad, François Hartog, Stephen Wilkes, Peter Bialobrzeski, Francesco Jodice, Rob Hornstra.

Extra informatie

title

The Walking Mountain

photographers

Andrea Alessio, Gianpaolo Arena, Sergio Camplone, Marina Caneve, Céline Clanet, Scott Connarroe, François Deladerriere, Marco Lachi, Michela Palermo, WOM – Max Rommel & Marissa Morelli, Gabriele Rossi, Petra Stavast, Jan Stradtman, Zuijderwijk/Vergouwe, Cyrille Weiner & Giaime Meloni

curators

Gianpaolo Arena, Marina Caneve

text

CALAMITA/À, CALAMITA/À & Olivia Casagrande, François Hartog, Emiliano Oddone

design

-SYB-

publisher

CALAMITA/À

ISBN

9788890765063

year

2016

binding

softcover, 3 books in 1

size

30 x 23 x 1,6 cm

pages

148

language

English

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