The book is the result of a research process with the purpose to discover the sense of things. The exploration wants to have a scientific approach, but goes through existential questions: what it means to be human, considering that we are both instinctive and civilized?
Through the photographs — that he collects as notes, leftovers — Dario Salamone tries to give an answer, in order to understand the nature of things, which sometimes seems to be elusive or in opposition. Human is able to built is own tools and for this reason he is the master of the animal world but to do this he has to quell his impulses, lying to himself.
As in the words of Angela Madesani, Dario is “a sly rapist who violently captures reality” (1), and in this collection of photographs both nature and culture are present.
The book is a diary of thoughts by pictures. As in a quire, we wanted to bring out the research process revealing the attempt of a philosophical approach. Photographs and texts are therefore commingled. Some of them, like leftovers, are free from the binding of the book and, as bookmarks, they can be placed close to other pictures of the book.
(1) Angela Madesani’s introduction of the book