Landscapes of Science
The installation is composed of eight panels, each formed by the combination of two photographic images, combination that establishes a dialectical relationship between the content of the photographs and the formal feature of the composition (the portion of space that each photo occupies on the panel). In each photographic panel, every area/ photo dialogues with the other but also with those which form the other seven panels. Each area represents a place or element: cave, sea, sky or earth, air, water, fire or sea again, mountain/volcano, sun. The intention of the creator, Federico Baronello, is to represent the landscape as a narrative of history (in this case of scientific, technological and economic development), but also to reconnect to specific formal and ideological landmarks of modernism.