The Finnish Museum of Photography: Daniela Friebel
THE FINNISH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY: DANIELA FRIEBEL - AUSPICIA
8.6.–2.9.2018, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Project Space, Cable Factory
Each winter, Rome's Campo Verano, the city's largest cemetery, is the stage for an ear-splitting cacophony as hundreds of thousands of starlings settle in its trees for their communal night roost at sunset. The incessant drizzle of the bird's droppings has submerged the cemetery under a monochrome, air-stifling coat.
AUSPICIA literally means looking at birds and refers to an ancient Roman practice to determine the gods' consent for major undertakings.
Daniela Friebel looks at flocks of starlings and graves in shrouds, it is a work about unrestricted forms and shapes as well as protection and concealment. Ultimately, it is about the impossibility of control and man's futile and unremitting attempts at exerting it.
Tue-sun at 11-18
Wed at 11-20
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Under 18 year-olds free entrance
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Photo: Daniela Friebel, from the series Auspicia