This publication stems from a photographic survey conducted by Andrea Buzzichelli during 2015 in the National Park of Casentinesi Forests, Italy. Starting from the collection of archival materials made by the National Forest Service and the Canilupus association for wildlife monitoring, the Tuscan photographer creates his vision expresses of the forest and the animal life that lives there. These images, not at all descriptive, catapult the gaze into a forbidden, mysterious, and obscure imaginary world. The boundary between the acquired and built image is erased. The casual bestiary produced by photo traps blends with the artist’s introspective views of nature and vegetation. The project as a whole expresses a sense of intrusive power in an otherwise unviable world, as well as a voyeuristic approach to nature. Upon careful viewing, the book Inhabitants reveals the humanness of its very nature; of an anthropocentric posture eradicated and sometimes extraneous to the environment. With no particular reference to time, the author carries us into a dimension that has to do more with feeling than seeing. It’s in this “blind” perspective that Buzzichelli realizes his homage to the pioneering work of George Shiras III.
Inhabitants by Andrea Buzzichelli
1st Edition, 2017 / 199 copies hand-numbered
23 x 20 cm, 48 pages / Softcover, English, Italian
Urbanautica Books is the new book line published by Urbanautica Institute.