22 April 2022 to 9 October 2022
Antiquarium of Poggio Civitate Archaeological Museum
Piazza della Cattedrale, 4 - 53016 Murlo, Italy
(translated from Italian with Google Translate)
The photographic exhibition opened on April 30 in Murlo, at the Etruscan Museum of Murlo, to enhance and tell the deaf culture. The exhibition followed a double track: on the one hand, in fact, the winning shots of the competition organized by the Fondazione Musei Senesi entitled "Deaf glances: panorama in Sign Language - Deaf Eyes: Landscaping Sign Language" were exhibited.
On the other hand, it was possible to admire the personal exhibition of the internationally renowned photographer Daniele le Rose , within the evocative path “ Emotional Perspective Through The Eyes ”.
The initiative is part of the Erasmus + “ Deaf Museums ” project, in which FMS has participated since 2020, dedicated to deaf culture.
The photographic exhibition of Daniele le Rose
The works were exhibited from 30 April to 9 October 2022. It was an opportunity to approach deaf culture thanks to the works of Daniele le Rose. Daniele is, in fact, one of the most successful professionals in his field. Following numerous experiences between Italy and the United States, he founded the “DeafMedia” to encourage and promote the cinematographic activity for Deaf people.
He also has collaborations with various organizations: the National Deaf Organization - ENS for multimedia, the Mason Perkins Deafness Fund Association for educational multimedia material and the Austrian National Deaf Association for the production of educational and informative videos.
The photographer, who currently lives in Vienna, has agreed to exhibit his works in Murlo.
Having a developed sense of sight, I believe that photography is a valuable tool for seeing the world
His powerful and emotional shots combine technical skill, sensitivity and a certain taste for lines and image construction. The focus, of course, is on deaf culture and its expression. “An important element for me”, says Daniele, “is capturing Sign Language in motion . In this exhibition - Emotional Perspectives Through the Eyes - for example, there is a photo in which a person says: "Stop" in Sign Language. His eyes are perfectly aligned with his hands creating a perfect mix of linear and non-linear components thus generating a wider vision. Incorporating these elements helps to project the gaze towards specific parts of the photograph that tell a story that is often hidden at first sight ”.
In his black and white shots, Daniele combines linear compositions with curves and contrasts in the exhibition. The lens thus becomes a means to search for the invisible in ordinary scenes, triggering in the observer a relationship with respect to their own personal experiences.
Deaf glances: panorama in Sign Language
The second soul of the exhibition in Murlo is the exposure of the shots of the seven deaf photographers and photographers selected to tell how deafness moves their artistic expression. The protagonists will be Maria Panebianco (Catania, 1978), Corrado Pegoretti (Trento, 1973), Gaetano Rallo (Messina, 1975), Eleonora Rectors (Milan, 1986), Mirko Torresani (Milan, 1975) and Marco Verni (Rome, 1985).
For those with a developed sense of sight, in fact, photography is a precious tool for reading the world . What, then, is the emotional dimension that moves these shots? How much does deafness affect one's perception of reality? How is the legacy of deaf culture reinterpreted through the lens? In short, the selected artists gave visual answers to these questions. The exhibition of their photographs, therefore, is a counterbalance to Daniele Le Rose's personal exhibition, telling parallel and, at the same time, complementary stories.