DANUBIUS by Marco Bulgarelli

18/10/2013 - 12/01/2014
Museo di Roma in Trastevere

Danubius is a photographic journey searching European identity after the enlargement to the east. It is a trip through the 2.860 kilometers of the river, from the source to the Delta, passing through several cities (Ulm, Linz, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Vukovar, Belgrade, Tulcea) and small villages, great plains, wide landscapes, different people, customs and languages.

The author takes an inner and dreamlike path, lyric but also documentary overtone. Therefore, the river symbolizes both mystical-philosophical and historical-cultural aspects being at the same time a national, political and social border. It also holds a psychological, cultural and religious significance. Bulgarelli often leaves room for emotions, he focuses on moods, trying to trace different identities in a psychological and timeless dimension. Differences and similarities are the recurring themes of the various chapters. A metaphor of life cycles symbolized by the water of the river. The images were made with slides medium format (Mamiya 7 II) during seven trips in over two years.


Museo di Roma in Trastevere
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