Dreaming Spello – Spello Fotofest, 2017

Dreaming Spello 
Opens tonight at 6pm as a part of SpelloPhotoFest 2017 : 
La Bella Fotografie in Via Giulia IV Edizione
Mostra allestita, stasera 18:00 inaugurazione. 
Below is my artist statement in both Italian and English
*All the photos are meant to be viewed as pairs. The meaning comes as your eye and mind go back and forth between the two images. The question is how they come together in the viewers mind.
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Dreaming Spello – Susan Harbage Page

Dreaming Spello is an installation of photographs gathered over the last ten years as the internationally known artist Susan Harbage Page made yearly pilgrimages to the town of Spello, which she has been visiting since 1984. The installation takes place in a venue that was once a set of outdoor stairs and at some point in history was turned into a building/home by adding a roof over an outdoor street, a phenomenon of ‘private urbanization’ characteristic of small towns. The viewer enters the space at the top of the stairs and glances down to see an antique wooden desk and chair waiting to be occupied by the viewer so they can dream their own experience of Spello. The artist often works with hand-made textiles, and the color blue (which she sees as protective) and includes these elements in the installation as well.


Dreaming Spelloè un’istallazione che comprende fotografie scattate nel corso degli ultimi dieci anni da Susan Harbage Page, artista di fama internazionale, durante i soggiorni annuali a Spello, città che ha frequentato sin dal 1984.
 L’installazione è stata realizzata all’interno di un locale che in origine era una scalinata esterna e che ad un certo punto è stata trasformata in una abitazione grazie all’aggiunta di una copertura a chiusura di una strada fenomeno di ‘urbanizzazione’ privata caratteristico dei piccoli centri.
 Il visitatore entra in questo spazio trovandosi all’inizio delle antiche scale: lo sguardo cade su uno scrittoio e su una sedia di legno su cui sedersi per sostare e dare spazio alla propria immaginazione, alla propria personale idea di Spello.
 L’artista, per le sue installazioni, utilizza frequentemente tessuti fatti a mano, tracce audio, prediligendo il colore blu (cui attribuisce un valore ‘protettivo’).
 

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