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Authors : Main Author: Botto, Gianfranco - Italy 1963
Bruno, Roberta - Italy 1966
Title: Something in the sky
Digital Record: St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries

2008, Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries. Data are freely accessible.

Print source: Something in the Sky
Milano, Gabrius, 2001.
Subject terms:
Artist Keywords: Identity of place
Artist Keywords: Industrialization / decay
Artist Keywords: Interiors
Artist Keywords: Site specific / installation
Sam Fox Keywords:
Library Keywords: Botto, Gianfranco, 1963- -- Catalogs
Library Keywords: Bruno, Roberta, 1966- -- Catalogs
Library Keywords: Suburban life in art
Notes: Influences - Any suburb in the world, any memory of those who live in the suburbs, indie rock music, UK movies
Artist Statement - A work on suburbs and memory in a reversed time sequence of connected images, going backward from an indoors close up on a reading adult's hands to an undefined outdoors telling stories about suburbs and city limits and returning indoors again to a reading child hand's close up.
Title Description - Without words and with one slow pan, this book of photographs portrays a whole world. Starting inside, with a shot of a young woman absorbed in her reading and the music on her headphones, the view moves outward into the streets, schoolyards, and empty lots of an Italian suburb. Although the sky is apocalyptically red, the images are not damning; they are intensely observed views of the order and disorders of growing up in suburbia. The book ends back inside,with a different person, head bent, listening to music and reading magazines. This smart refusal to close the circle with absolute coherence is the key to the subtle disruption this book enacts on the insular world it depicts. 29 June 2009 (
Physical Description - Artist's book, fabric bound cover, paper jacket, semi-matte paper