Giulia Vanelli – The Season


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Giulia Vanelli – The Season
Publisher: Witty Books, 2024
Hardcover, 80 pages, English
Size: 29x24cm
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The Season offers an intimate narrative, illustrating an emotional journey through childhood and youth memories woven amidst the summer seasons of a small seaside village. This place, enriched by the ancestral magic it has carefully guarded over the years, is able to flatten rhythms and stretch the months, creating a temporal cycle that appears to resist the changes of the external world. Slowness becomes a central element, permeating the atmosphere of the images and prompting viewers to reflect on the relationship between time and memory, as well as on the nuances of a relationship that can be both comforting or claustrophobic, depending on the circumstances.


“There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting. A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically, he slows down. Meanwhile, a person who wants to forget a disagreeable incident he has just lived through starts unconsciously to speed up his pace, as if he were trying to distance himself from a thing still too close to him in time. In existential mathematics that experience takes the form of two basic equations: The degree of slowness is directly proportional to the intensity of memory; the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting.”
Milan Kundera, Slowness

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