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Room n. 12 – THE SINK BALLADE (Pantelleria 2017)
Franco Smith

Room n. 12 – THE SINK BALLADE (Pantelleria 2017)



Title: Room n. 12 – THE SINK BALLADE (Pantelleria 2017)
Year: 2021
Size: 60x60cm
Medium: Photographic digital collage printed on Fine Art Paper 100% cotton - Hahne-mühle Photo Rag® 308 gr

The artwork is a digital collage of original photographs shot by me in Pantel-leria in 2017. It is part of a photographic project aimed at telling places, stories and sensa-tions. Sometimes the storytelling is about symbolic places, other times about locations that just leave you breathless. This piece is about unconventional perspective. Pantelleria is an island full of contrasts. It is known for its exclusive tourism and charming atmosphere. This work is focused on a hidden side of the island. A side where potable water does not exist in nature and it is brought home by tank truck. A side where all is in a very thin bal-ance between beauty and hardness. A side where people use to contemplate the aston-ishing expression of nature forgetting how strong is living the island. An island you can love or hate but cannot leave you indifferent.

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