Egypt, the Look on Time, from 2003 to 2005
In this work I present a reality, which has a fragmented appearance. This fragmented appearance is directly related with the fragmented nature of photographs, and of the notes written down on a travel diary. Since I started this work, I had in mind collecting and arranging these fragments as you do in a book.
Between the years 2003 and 2004 I travelled through the empty and bright spaces of this country, that contains within itself the history of time. I started my journey at the desert, following after the river Nile, and reaching the Mediterranean and the Red sea, and ending in the cities of Alexandria and El Cairo. In the year 2005 The look on time was published. As the title indicates it is a book conceived as a personal approach to the sensation of time.
Egypt seems to flow through history in a time of its own, a time without measure. It seems to simply project on an invisible vanishing line, with its starting point at a chaotic cosmic ocean, and moving towards a place in the infinity. Egyptians like to say that mankind fear time in the same way that time fears the pyramids.