JEAN-MARC CAIMI | VALENTINA PICCINNI
Planet of the Holes
A proliferation of potholes and wrecked pavements plagues the streets of Rome since two decades. The situation has lately become unbearable with a peak in car accidents caused by hole riddled roads in the traffic busiest areas. This photographic exploration, carried out in all the fifteen city districts, gets scientifically closer to cracks, grooved patterns and gaping craters, transforming the Eternal City in a new, unknown and rough planet worth exploring and re-discovering. Everything was accurately mapped with GPS coordinates, dimensions of the found cavities and geographic evidences provided. Still pictures of locally collected artefacts have also been included in the photographic sampling procedure. Can a close, research-based photographic approach redeem such a frightening landing on the Planet Of The Holes?
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