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Il battello pareva sospeso come per incanto

Photographs by Arturo Delle Donne. An immersive journey among photography, cinema and literature.

From Nov 10, 2019
To Dec 15, 2019
Location Pigorini palace (first floor)
Strada della Repubblica, 29/a
Parma (PR)

Thursday and Friday from 2.30pm to 6.30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6.30pm. Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

Cost Free entrance
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Phone: +39 0521218967
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The exhibition Il battello pareva sospeso come per incanto by Arturo Delle Donne gives to the visitors a precious opportunity to live a fascinating journey. Through a series of images, where reality and fiction are mixed, the journey is to unexplored places, in the heart of events handed down to us from the literary, theatrical and cinematographic universe, in fantastic spaces or in the folds of everyday life.

The exhibition includes thirty-five images, subdivided into six different projects, which return a complex research: Delle Donne reconstructs the scenes that he wants to immortalise, he sets up small sets, scale models that will have to be photographed. In this way the shot is only one of the steps necessary for the final result, a necessary but not sufficient passage. Some of the scenographies, used in the projects, accompany the exhibition, in order to make the various stages of work evident to the public.

Through this technique Arturo Delle Donne is confronted with the great literature (Racconti di Mare), with the Italian neorealist cinema or with some classics like "Arizona Dream" or "International intrigue" (The backstage in small scale; Arizona dream), or again with sports news (Cortina - Big Champions in tiny scale), starting from the experience of the Cortina Winter Olympics in 1956.

Arturo Delle Donne crystallizes frames of black and white films, extrapolates pages of adventure books, searches for old photographs of sporting events: The various cycles to which he gave life are linked by the fact that they are centered around stories that lie beyond phenomenality of the real, but always constructed by resorting to complex solutions of mise en scenes, in a tense dialectic between reality and fiction, between truth and verisimilitude. Even when the starting point is autobiographical (My small - scale life) the process does not change.

By Cristina Casero e Andrea Tinterri, in collaboration with Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Parma

Last update :
Nov 15, 2019