In the center of Sardinia, in different villages the Barbagia territory, strange and archaic traditions live on.
Practiced by the inhabitants, ancient cults represent the intense and brutal relationship that man maintains with the wild and carry a mystical and spiritual value, with a cathartic and liberating goal.
These costumes belong to a time that does not belong to us, to hide is a destiny, the hyphen of a disturbing relationship between the being-animal and the divinity. Wearing a mask means metamorphosing into the form of another entity, and serves to live an experience.
The threatening and disturbing atmosphere that these masks produce do not have the function of frightening the other, but rather of establishing a relationship with the other.
The inhabitants of this region use the expression Animas to define something that has neither time nor body, sometimes disturbing, wild, that is specifically non-human.
Born in 1977, Andrea Graziosi is an author-photographer based in Marseille.
He carries out his research around the correlations that human beings have with other forms of life, evoking and working on ontological notions related to the concepts of animal becoming, parallel dimensions, fracture, strangeness. In 2015, he published his first book, Nunc Stans, with Éditions André Frère. Currently, he is working on three new publishing projects.
from August 26th to September 10th 2022
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