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Its All About Choice - The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe. In the Middle Ages when men believed in the physical existence of Hell the sight of fire must have meant something different from what it means today. Nevertheless their idea of Hell owed a lot to the sight of fire consuming and the ashes remaining - as well as to their experience of the pain of burns. When in love, the sight of the beloved has a completeness which no words and no embrace can match : a completeness which only the act of making love can temporarily accommodate. Yet this seeing which comes before words, and can never be quite covered by them, is not a question of mechanically reacting to stimuli. (It can only be thought of in this way if one isolates the small part of the process which concerns the eye's retina.) We only see what we look at. To look is an act of choice. As a result of this act, what we see is brought within our reach - though not necessarily within arm's reach. To touch something is to situate oneself in relation to it. (Close your eyes, move round the room and notice how the faculty of touch is like a static, limited form of sight.) We never look at just one thing; we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves. Our vision is continually active, continually moving, continually holding things in a circle around itself, constituting what is present to us as we are.

John Berger, Ways of seeing


La nostra identità è il nostro modo di vedere e incontrare il mondo: la nostra capacità o incapacità di capirlo, di amarlo, di affrontarlo e cambiarlo.

Walter Benjamin, Immagini di città


A chi vorrà sostenerci con donazioni a partire da 10 euro, saranno offerte, in segno di riconoscenza, quattro immagini, scelte dal caso.

I proventi derivanti dalle donazioni saranno destinati a sostenere in the middle — progetto indipendente — nel realizzare esperienze educative per bambine e bambini, ragazze e ragazzi, in contesti di fragilità.

Le immagini, in formato 20 x 15 cm, sono stampate su carta Modigliani bianca 260 gr 

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