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Hotel Immagine, cover. © Simone Donati / TerraProject
Hotel Immagine, cover. © Simone Donati / TerraProject

Hotel Immagine, cover. © Simone Donati / TerraProject

Hotel Immagine. © Simone Donati / TerraProject
Hotel Immagine. © Simone Donati / TerraProject

Hotel Immagine. © Simone Donati / TerraProject

3 Mascalucia (CT) April 2012. A prayer gathering with the clairvoyant Marija Pavlovic in the Madonna della Sciara sanctuary. © Simone Donati / TerraProject
3 Mascalucia (CT) April 2012. A prayer gathering with the clairvoyant Marija Pavlovic in the Madonna della Sciara sanctuary. © Simone Donati / TerraProject

3 Mascalucia (CT) April 2012. A prayer gathering with the clairvoyant Marija Pavlovic in the Madonna della Sciara sanctuary. © Simone Donati / TerraProject

Rome, May 2013. The public of the television programme “Mezzogiorno in famiglia” of the national channel Rai2.  © Simone Donati / TerraProject
Rome, May 2013. The public of the television programme “Mezzogiorno in famiglia” of the national channel Rai2. © Simone Donati / TerraProject

Rome, May 2013. The public of the television programme “Mezzogiorno in famiglia” of the national channel Rai2. © Simone Donati / TerraProject

Rome, February 2013. Silvio Berlusconi is being photographed by a fan while he exits the studios of tv talk show
Rome, February 2013. Silvio Berlusconi is being photographed by a fan while he exits the studios of tv talk show "Ballarò". © Simone Donati / TerraProject

Rome, February 2013. Silvio Berlusconi is being photographed by a fan while he exits the studios of tv talk show "Ballarò". © Simone Donati / TerraProject

Torretta (PA) June 2013. The celebration for the mayor’s elections. © Simone Donati / TerraProject
Torretta (PA) June 2013. The celebration for the mayor’s elections. © Simone Donati / TerraProject

Torretta (PA) June 2013. The celebration for the mayor’s elections. © Simone Donati / TerraProject

Donati during Hotel Immagine presentation at Oolp, Torino.  © Gabriele Magazzù / Phom
Donati during Hotel Immagine presentation at Oolp, Torino. © Gabriele Magazzù / Phom

Donati during Hotel Immagine presentation at Oolp, Torino. © Gabriele Magazzù / Phom

Slideshow projection during the book presentation, Oolp bookshop, Torino. © Gabriele Magazzù / Phom
Slideshow projection during the book presentation, Oolp bookshop, Torino. © Gabriele Magazzù / Phom

Slideshow projection during the book presentation, Oolp bookshop, Torino. © Gabriele Magazzù / Phom

Slideshow projection during the book presentation, Oolp bookshop, Torino. © Gabriele Magazzù / Phom
Slideshow projection during the book presentation, Oolp bookshop, Torino. © Gabriele Magazzù / Phom

Slideshow projection during the book presentation, Oolp bookshop, Torino. © Gabriele Magazzù / Phom

Phom presents Hotel Immagine, the first book by Simone Donati.
The photographer, as a member of the collective TerraProject, will be our guest for the first of INCONTRI conferences, and he will tell us about his first self published book, Hotel Immagine, an ironic and detached account of a certain collective Italian imagery developed during recent years.
Political gatherings, religious events, clairvoyants, concerts, sports and tv: Italians usually identify with the events they take part in, no matter if they are local or national, taking place in a stadium or in a television studio.
The projects started after the completion of Donati’s previous project Welcome to Berlusconistan and a series about Padre Pio’s followersHotel Immagine is a collection of 48 photographs taken throughout Italy, with the contribution of texts by Daniele Rielli, the italian blogger and writer also known as Quit the Doner. Moreover, the book contains a series of screenshots taken from Facebook groups in which people - probably the ones who are in the photographs as well - discuss about the events that they will go to. Hotel Immagine is a book that presents itself in shape of a breviary or a sort of institutional publication, and it delivers a general image of Italy that we might not like but that we have always taken for granted.

In collaboration with Libreria OOLP, that will host the event, we will talk with Simone Donati about Hotel Immagine on the 9th of June at 6 pm in Via Maria Vittoria 36, Torino.

 

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