PHENOMENA by Sara Palmieri is a book that contracts time and redefines the space occupied by humanity in relation to nature, its scenarios of representation, imagination and control, breaking the boundaries of what is perceived as real and letting what is invisible emerge. The work questions the hierarchies between man and nature, discusses the relationships of power, the manipulation of resources. Through a deep understanding of natural phenomena in relation to social ones, the photographer manages to build an allegory of the creation of nature. The book proposes a thesis and a point of reflection: why does man create fictitious images and atmospheres, in an attempt to make nature an element of furniture? Why does man not live his relationship with nature and must filter it in order to tolerate it? The series presented, which collects the artist’s speech in a very broad way, has become an opportunity to reflect on these issues.
Through the lens of the concept of control and its exercise, the writer Beatrice La Tella has therefore dialogued with the images to create a text of great evocative power, a sort of chorus that resonates with the images