SCOPIO ABOVEGROUND: TERRITORY
The Romans were the first to extract marble from Carrara’s mountains. Later on, Michelangelo chose its white stone as raw material for many of his sculptures. Nowadays, Carrara still lives from the extraction of this precious material and is one of the most important worldwide marble suppliers. The extraction of marble for years has radically transformed the original landscape. The way workers cut the blocks for transporting gives geometrical shapes to the mountains, providing them almost an architectural appearance. Day by day, the smooth walls dominate the territory and become a sign of identity of this place. The boundaries between the natural and humanized landscape mix in this huge territory. However the continued action of its inhabitants starts dominating the whole scenario.
The territory as a global concept. A material, the marble, which defines a landscape, which sustains the local economy and gives identity to a place and its population.
Camera: Hasselblad 500CM
Film: Kodak Professional Ektar 100