Giorgio Peghin, Giaime Meloni, Voyages en Sardaigne.

6th September
6:00 p.m.
Nelle miniere di Iglesias / Into the Mines of Iglesias, Caryatide novembre 2022

Voyages en Sardaigne (Travels in Sardinia) is a collection of unconventional thematic guides on the island in the middle of the Mediterranean. This first part proposes an itinerary through the mining landscapes of Sulcis-Iglesiente. Nelle miniere di Iglesias / Into the Mines of Iglesias is the first part of an exploration that focuses on soil, excavations, incisions, mutations, transpositions and silence of Sulcis-Iglesiente, a territory marked by an industrial history. A wandering through time and space of a region «built», transformed, crossed by different types of works, infrastructures, relationships between things. These signs, these scars, are today the distinctive features of an extraordinary mining landscape. A space to discover through visual and textual narration. They offer to the reader different ways of observation and restitution of its territory, always characterised by an uncertain temporality: the present and the past merge to build a unique landscape, far from the convulsive setting of the contemporaneity. The Sardinian context becomes a paradigm to go beyond the debate between the two opposite poles: novelty and tradition. To weave this portrait, photographs and texts take part in the production of an anthology capable of offering a multiplicity of possible representations. Words and images form a linguistic whole in which the word and the gaze reveal the possible relationships and directions to discover these places.