During winter and spring 2016 Sharon Ritossa searched for and took photographs of foibe, deep natural sinkholes typical of the Karst region, situated along the Italian, Slovenian and Croatian borders. At the end of World War Two, the foibe of the Karst were used as mass graves to hide the bodies of Italians, Croats, Slovenians and Germans killed for political reasons. This photographic research aims at reflecting on how the geological structure of a geographical region can affect its social and historical events. The exploration of the Karst gave birth to a volume inspired by historical military maps. Folded in 18 parts, the book reveals itself slowly, hiding the photographs until it is fully open.
Screen printing on canvas, 18x18 cmCurated by Mario Peliti and Enrico BossanTexts in Italian, Slovenian, Croatian, English and GermanFirst limited edition, 100 copiesPublished by Fabrica, 2016
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