A Summer season In the past (2020)
A summer time in the past is a private reportage mission on the summer time of 2020, the primary because the starting of the pandemic.
Final summer time was the sunshine on the finish of an infinite tunnel, particularly for these like me who dwell in Lombardy and located themselves within the epicenter of what seems to be a nightmare from which solely now, with problem, we’re awakening.
That of the summer time of 2020 was a false restart, filled with hope we selected to go away all worries behind and dwell the summer time totally, realizing maybe already unconsciously that autumn can be the toughest.
This mission tells of a journey in phases in Italy and is concentrated on Veneto, Puglia, and Basilicata within the title of an Italian summer time. It is usually a journey to rediscover a sociality that I nonetheless battle to handle personally. After months of solitary life, the crowded Apulian seashores, in addition to the abandoned Venetian streets, stun me for his or her exceptionality and frighten me for all the things they signify.
A summer time in the past tells of this interlude of time between first and second wave, an age of innocence that wishes to deliver new hope for the upcoming summer time that’s actually that of the restart.