Gibellina 1968 - otto minuti dopo le tre
Gibellina, 15 January 1968, 3:08 am
A tremendous earthquake hits the Belìce Valley, in Western Sicily, Italy.
Some villages are badly destroyed. Gibellina doesn't exist anymore.
Many renowned artists respond to the devastation.
The 'Grande Cretto' is created to preserve the memory of the town.
I have always been fascinated by this place since I was a child. Years later I began to fully understand the meaning of the 'Grande Cretto. I imagined several times how it could be live there before the earthquake, before people were forced to leave their homes.
Though 'Gibellina 1968 - otto minuti dopo le tre', I explore the fragility of life, whilst creating a response to the desire of my childhood imagination.