摄影书《Zona Rossa》以维苏威火山为样本，探讨了“危险”这个概念是如何被人类社会定义、感知、再现和应对的。混合使用多种视觉材料，《Zona Rossa》从不同角度再现了维苏威火山的多重属性：它不仅是自然物，同时也是政治、宗教、历史、文化和科技的操作对象。
Taking Volcano Vesuvius as sample, Haishu Chens photo book Zona Rossa discusses the question: how is the concept “danger” defined, sensed, represented and manipulated by our human society? Using different visual materials, Zona Rossa reveals the multiple characters of Vesuvius: it’s not only a natural object, but also a figure interpreted by politics, religion, history, culture and science.
The photographs of Zona Rossa resulted from Chens several trips to Vesuvius between 2012 and 2015. The background of the book is an attachment of the emergency plan of the Vesuvian area issued by the Italian Civil Protection Department in 2001, which lists out the different alarm levels of eruption of Vesuvius, the populations of the red zone, yellow zone and blue zone, the traffic situation and escape route as well as the evacuation plan after an eruption. The movie stills are from different media materials about Vesuvius such as documentaries, commercial movies and TV-Series. The text pages quote two letters written by the ancient Rome politician Pliny the younger, which described the whole eruption in 79AD and is considered to be the first document about volcano eruption in the history. The last part of the book quotes the interviews with the inhabitants of Zona Rossa by Chen.
82 Pages, English and Itanlian | 82页, 英语和意大利语
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