Le désir de regarder loin

Le désir de regarder loin is a community art and photography project about ‘the desires to look further’ of the Northern neighborhoods in Marseille, traditionally considered as underprivileged and dealing with drug and violence issues. The word ‘desire’ means ‘without stars’, for Ilaria Turba this ‘starless’ state is a chance to ‘orientate oneself differently in this time of crisis’, and try to ‘move towards common horizons’, ‘to look further’ as an invitation to change perspectives. This project is the result of a three-year residency at the ZEF – scène nationale de Marseille and was presented at Mucem Museum in Marseille in june 2021.

Ilaria Turba
(Como, IT, 1978)

She uses photography, video and animation as her privileged media for the creation of works, installations, site specific projects. Her works are the result of a personal journey that intertwines visual experimentation with other disciplines: social sciences, performing arts and oral history. Identity and collective imaginaries, the relationship between present memory through objects, photographs, stories, narratives and places are the main themes of her research which includes participatory processes and workshops. She presented her projects at : Mucem, Marseille; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Manifesta 13- Parallèle du Sud, Marseille; Brooklyn Children’s Museum, NYC; Espace pour l’Art Contemporain, Nantes; Museo della Triennale, Milan. In 2020 she won the Italian Council, prize promoted by the Italian Ministry of Culture.


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