Author: Giorgio Andreotta Calò
Publisher: Humboldt Books
Language: Italian, English
Pages: 320
Size: 13.5 x 19.4 cm
Weight: 540 g
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788899385781
Availability: In stock
Price: €29.00
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This diary, written between 24 August and 2 October 2019, is the account of a forty-day journey on foot from Venice to L'Aquila along the ideal furrow of the Faglia Gloria. This is the name given to the underground fracture where the European and African clods meet, which crosses most of Italy and is responsible for the telluric events that often strike the peninsula, its morphogenesis and its anthropological and cultural peculiarities. On the contrary, the path retraced the transmission route of the seismic waves of the earthquake that struck Central Italy in 2016, in an attempt to bring to life a ritual and apotropaic action that reflects on the state of crisis generated by the earthquake. The notion of motus is investigated and translated by Giorgio Andreotta Calò through the gesture of walking, in its correspondence with the telluric movement, terrae motus that propagates at a distance like a call.

This book was published with the support of Regione Lazio, as part of the Arte sui cammini Program and the Meridiani Project curated by Raffaella Frascarelli – Nomas Foundation, Rome.