Etna by Renato D' Agostin is the fifth book by the young venetian photographer. His gaze on the sicilian volcano seems to tell us of an alien place, a lunar landscape where shadows and figures move along ineluctable lines, fumes and mists of Dantesque atmosphere, figures inhabiting a magical world as it is the ancestral volcano, with thousands of symbolic references . You sense the power that seethes beneath the unnatural stillness . The book, consisting of 23 black and white photographs printed by D' Agostin in the darkroom is accompanied by an internal volume with Sequenza e Fuga in 4,6,8 voices, composed by italian poet Luigi Cerantola.
Etna by Renato D'Agostin has been published with the support of Mc2 Gallery Milan and Mondo Galeria Madrid.
About the Limited Edition
A limited edition of the book is available with vinyl disc containing the voices of the choir MensanaX directed by Alan Ale Oxandabarat . As in an ancient ritual singing the chorus seems to evoke, through the poem, the bubbling lava and the subsided rumbling. The music base, created by italian composer Claudio Sichel brings everything to an atmosphere which seems to explode from one moment to the next.