BY SERGIO CAMPLONE
Sergio Camplone studied photography at “c.f.p. Riccardo Bauer” in Milan. Among his more recent projects, there are “Anagrafe del danno” cured by Fuorivista and Confotografia. “Breviario di un paesaggio incompleto”, cured by Calamita/à, about Vajont area, 50 years after the landslide. “For the use of hyperimages”, with Saverio Cantori, cured by Antonello Frongia. He worked for the European project “Bridges of History and Tradition”, mapping out Southern Italy bridges, together with Greece. With Architecture Department of Matera University, he follows the Re-Cycle activity, about spatial and social backgrounds of postwar small villages and neighborhoods, with the project “Una questione meridionale”, ongoing. His attention is mainly addressed to the identity of places vulnerable to gradual mutations and modifications, and he uses different kind of narration, connecting territory unavoidable alterations made by the men, with their ability of transforming the landscape, and be landscape themselves.
The action that the man has fulfilled “to build” the landscape, moving it over and over again from a naturality condition to a growing artificiality condition, in any historical era, has brought the man to overlay above the order of nature his mental order, causing a great complexity that we know exist on every its shape. And it was the human gaze at do even a wild landscape a cultural object, the human experience it allows to live it like wild, to shape the its image and its meaning through the filter of the culture and the history.