It opens on September 1st at 7.00 pm The 'janna a lianti, the photographic exhibition in which Nanni Angeli investigates and shows that the stazzo, a traditional socio-economic cell of the rural community of Gallura, it still constitutes an essential element of originality and interest in the natural and human landscape of Gallura. The exhibition can be visited in the hall of the town hall every day until September 15th from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm.
The door to the east. People, structures and objects of the stables of contemporary Gallura is a photographic project that was born with the aim of investigating and showing that the structure of the stazzo, intended as home and land surrounding, a socio-economic cell of the Gallura rural society until the first half of the 1960s, still constitutes an element of originality and interest, despite having lost, in many cases, its original function. A selection of color and black and white images summarizes the environmental, landscape, structural and human situation of the observed reality. During the research, over two hundred stazzi distributed throughout the Gallura area were visited during the photo shoot. The subsequent selection phase shows a sample of about sixty stazzi, present on a large area, which includes marine and hilly regions, areas near inhabited or isolated centers, in an attempt to reconstruct a panorama as exhaustive as possible of the multiple differences of the natural and landscape contexts in which they are located; of the minimal but existing differences in the architectural structures and those concerning the different uses and current uses of these territories and structures.
The survey area
The survey area included all the northern Gallura bounded to the west by the lower course of the Coghinas river, to the south by the slopes of Mount Limbara and to the south-east by the Posada river valley, that is the municipal territories of: Aggius, Aglientu, Arzachena, Badesi, Berchidda, Bortigiadas, Budoni, Calangianus, Golfo Aranci, La Maddalena, Loiri - Porto San Paolo, Luogosanto, Luras, Monti, Olbia, Oschiri, Padru, Palau, San Teodoro, Santa Maria Coghinas, Santa Teresa Gallura , Sant'Antonio di Gallura, Telti, Tempio Pausania, Trinità d'Agultu and Vignola, Viddalba, Valledoria.
About the Author
Giovanni "Nanni" Angeli was born in Sassari on 2 April 1969. He began taking photographs in 1989, directing his research towards landscape photos. In this period the project iments ... life , photographic census on the stazzi (housing units of Northern Sardinia), on their change of destination of use, and on the objects that have characterized and characterize the socio-economic activities. In 1990 he moved to Trieste, where since 1991 he began to deepen the use of black and white. From 1992 to 2011 he lives in Bologna, where he is interested, as a scene photographer, in music and theater, mostly in the experimental field, constantly documenting the "alternative" scene in Bologna. In 1993 he was one of the founding members of the Cultural Association Sarditudine. From 1993 to 1998 he documented all the activities of the Ivan Illich Folk Music School. From 1994 to 2001 he worked at the LINK Project - an independent cultural production center - as a documentary photographer for music and theater editorial offices, carrying out, in parallel with the archive work, a research on the photographic representation of performative events. From 1993 to 2000 he photographed over seven hundred musical events and a hundred theatrical performances, through which it is possible to trace the history of what the city of Bologna produced and hosted in that period, especially in non-institutional spaces (LINK Project, L57, Cantine del Pratello Occupato, Angelica Festival, TPO, etc.). From 1993 he began a personal research on folk festivals in Sardinia, focusing on the functions of Holy Week in Cuglieri and Castelsardo, which continues to this day. In 1994 he met the photographer Massimo Golfieri, with whom in addition to studying the "fine art" print studio, in black and white, he learned new possibilities of the gaze. Since 1996 he has been artistic co-director of Isole che Parlano - International Festival of Music, Theater and Visual Arts, held every year in Palau (www.isolecheparlano.it). From 2001 he began to collaborate with the video-maker Simone Ciani, with whom he made various videos and some video-photographic educational workshops with teenagers culminating in the short films Si ... dimmi (2004) and Access ban (2005). In 2002 he documented the construction of two new models of the guitar Paolo Angeli, one for the Sardinian guitarist and the second for the American Pat Metheny. From 2004 to 2011 he is a member of the Small Format association of photographers in Bologna, with which he routinely carries out basic photographic teaching and deals with the organization and documentation of events (www.piccoloformato.it). In 2004 he realized, with the photographer Tatiano Maiore, Palau and his memory ... and andagghjami a pédi, reportages / interviews conducted on 53 elderly people of Palau aged between 80 and 103 years. Since 2005 he is a member of the Ogros - Fotografi Associati association. From 2006 to 2008, with the Piccolo Formato photographers, he collaborated in the drafting and implementation of the project Infractions, stratifications and boundaries. A visual analysis on the city of Bologna, conducting some photographic campaigns and various workshops on the subject (www.spaziurbani.it). In 2007, in collaboration with the musician Paolo Angeli, he realizes the multimedia show Linea di fuga. In 2009 he began a thematic research, still in progress, on the personal archive entitled All the days (whose first release illustrates the n ° 8, year 33, of I Tuesday). In 2009 he started working as a stage photographer on film sets. In 2010, with the musician Paolo Angeli, he realizes and publishes TIBI Dual Disk (DVD / CD), a soundtrack based on a montage of black and white images documenting 10 years of history of Paolo Sarda. Angeli. In 2010, the Regional Higher Ethnographic Institute of Sardinia finances the The door to the east. People, structures and objects of the stazzi of contemporary Gallura, whose shooting campaign lasts until October 2011. In 2011, with the musician Paolo Angeli, he realizes Il passo dei mystery, assembly of black and white images documenting 20 years of images of the Holy Week in Cuglieri (OR) live soundtrack. Since 2011 he lives in Sassari.
The photo exhibition La ’janna a lianti is desired and edited by the Municipal Tourist Office. Free admission. For guided tours and other information: [email protected], Facebook: @LuogosantoTouristOffice, +39.079.60.18.959.
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