I started this work as a personal necessity, in 2017. I wanted to re-evaluate the place where I was born and raised, explore it and especially photograph it, in a period of great modernization and changes. I began to extend this research beyond the borders of my region, particularly in Southern Italy, a place that I have always considered as “out of time” and which has always had a peculiar fascination on me.
Gianluca Morini, A long Journey through nothing new
In particular, I focused my research on the lifestyle and the architectures of modern province, kitsch interiors left by the previous generation and the way Italian rural territory is changing (or maybe not) influenced by new ideas and new lifestyles coming from outside. I have always been very fashinated by the way we define our space and, consequently, our cultural identity and our relationships not only with our neighbours, but also with nature.
The project does not want to be a criticism, but seeks to highlight the ordinary, sometimes grotesque sometimes curiously normal, that often the blinders of the routine does not make us appreciate and fully observe, a re-valuation of our new cultural daily life, no longer distant and idealized, but present and in continuous change, of everything that falls within the normality of our modern era and that often, for many, is nothing new.