One last farm

by Erika Zucchiatti

  • Umetnik

    Erika Zucchiatti

  • Naslov

    One last farm

  • Leto

    2022 - ongoing

  • Izrazna oblika


Maurizio, 58, works in a metallurgical company from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., every morning at 5 a.m. before going to the factory, he takes care of the family barn, together with his father, Renzo, 84 years old, and returns to it in the evening after work. There's not a modern barn, but it still retains the structure as when it was built in the 1950s. The walls tell stories that cannot be read elsewhere.

From July 2022 Renzo began to experience healthy problems that no longer allow him to continue his activity. Maurizio doesn't give up and fully takes on the burden of keeping the tradition alive.

This is a story of stubbornness and survival. One is faced with resistance against time, against progress. This farm is the only one - among the over forty currently present in Fagagna and the surrounding villages - to preserve tradition, without the support of great technologies, but relying on rural history. It's a testimony about how we don't always want to leave the past behind, since it also represents the history of who we are. It's an attempt to make it live in a world that only thinks about optimization, losing the poetry of slow rhythms.