Battlefields 1848-1867 (2004-2007) traces the chronology of three great Italian wars that led to the unification of Italy. The work through different perspectives of war, such as a soldier in the front lines and a general strategizing his next move from atop a hill, and then moments when the viewer is left stranded in a dense fog depicts the italian contemporary landscape. The images reveal how the landscape itself can act as both adversary and accomplice during times of battle.
This photographic pilgrimage retains a nation’s collective memories and deep-rooted histories by ascribing new meanings to public space. It was inspired by maps from the period the images show “what is, after what has been” and excavate sedimented historical moments that are typically kept hidden by everyday life, enticing the viewer to reflect upon the landscape as a present-day site for remembrance.