Borca di Cadore (BL) I 4, 5, 6 september 2015
Day’s workshop will be dedicated to the photographic observation of the Dolomiti territory, of its forms and histories. There will be many opportunities to confront oneself on the identity and the cultural meaning of the mountain landscape and on the existing relation between the latter and the physical, aesthetic and perceptive looks of the environment.
A great space will be reserved to visual examples contemporaneous and of the past, to different photographic interpretations and to the complex construction of a story through pictures (the preparatory phase, the documentation and the study of the idea, the choice of the view-point and of the shot, considerations on the process, the time and the method…).
An important part will be occupied by the walk as critical instrument for the knowledge of places, people and cultures. The walk as cognitive act from which have grown the most important relations between man and territory. The wandering as action of symbolic transformation of the anthropic space. The map of places and things and the emotional geography of the routes as preferential instruments to read, decipher and memorize the dolomitic territory.
Domingo Milella was born in 1981 in Bari, Italy and lives between there and London. His work is informed by his upbringing in Bari and his extensive travels through both the ancient and the new world. Milella graduated in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2005, where he was taught by Stephen Shore.
Since graduation Milella has worked with Massimo Vitali and Thomas Struth has been an influential mentor. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and international exhibitions including FOAM, Amsterdam (2008), Les Recontres d’Arles (2011), Biennale di Venezia (2011), Tracy Williams, Ltd. (New York), Galleria Brancolini Grimaldi (Roma, Londra) and is currently on display as part of the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami and in the exhibition ‘Common Ground: Earth, Water, Air’ at Borusan Contemporary Museum in Istanbul.
The monograph, Domingo Milella, featuring an afterword by photography critic and curator, Francesco Zanot, is published by Steidl in spring 2015.
The place of our choice for this workshop is Borca di Cadore, a few steps from Cortina d’Ampezzo (13km), in the Village Corte delle Dolomiti, which rises between the Monte Antelao and the Majestic proportion of the Monte Pelmo, at about 1000-1200 metres in height. The region of Borca di Cadore is a mountain landscape with spectacular nature, less known are the mountains of the neighbouring “Perla delle Doloniti”, but as much, also more, amazing as landscapes and on which we should like to accomplish a photographic research deepens.
The territory of the Dolomiti became in 2009 Unesco cultural heritage. The touristic Village of Corte took shape in the fifties-sixties of Enrico Mattei will, charismatic and volcanic president of ENI. Destined to an solida resort for the staff of the firm, it assumed a shape at the same time as a project precursor of the environmentalist sensibility emerged in a more evident manner in the eighties and as expression of architectural conception innovative able to annul “every link between aesthetics and social distinction”.
Projected by the istrian architect Edoardo Gellner in collaboration with Carlo Scarpa, it suffered a strong decline further to the murder of Enrico Mattei and was again few years ago by an italian entrepeneur, with the precise will to maintain and safeguard the original project. The workshop will be held in the conference-hall of the Hotel Boite, which is part of the project as above. The Hotel Boite is a place covered with charm and history, maintains untouched great amout of Gellner’s original project and is situated in the most pure dolomitic landscape.
The workshop has a limited number and will be activated with a minimum of 10 and up to a maximum of 20 participants.
APPLICATION FORM: please send up a maximum of 10 pictures sent in a folder in low resolution, in a pdf, or visible online (website, facebook, istagram, flickr…). Applications must be received at email@example.com
For info and program: Giorgia Sarra +39 347 978 0123 firstname.lastname@example.org