2019 - Ongoing
Italy; Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy; Calci, Tuscany, Italy; Borgia, Calabria, Italy; Camisano Vicentino, Veneto, Italy; Camaiore, Tuscany, Italy
Alba lux is an artistic project that combines documentation and conceptual photography. The photographs become real symbolic images, reproducing idyllic atmospheres and ineffable realities. It’s a multidisciplinary journey between spirituality and science, which begins within the earthly reality and then takes off within the otherworldly one. The central topic of the project concern Near-Death Experiences. NDE is a profound personal experience associated with death or impending death which researchers claim share similar characteristics. In fact, although have been documented people with very different religious, political and social beliefs , their experiences have many elements in common: the presence of a strong light, a sense of bliss and changes in personality. I found the subjects within social networks like Facebook and through personal knowledge. At first time they were very wary but after clarifying my intentions I met them. Each experience is very different and connoted by different religious aspects. Some have experienced it positively, others were traumatized and they suffered from depression. Each story is described by three different photographs: the first two want to represent the subject and his changes, the third is a conceptual interpretation of the experience he lived. The writings inserted are texts in Italian written directly by the subjects about their experiences.