Venice and Istanbul, two cities in contrast.
Burying Grounds and Market Places, two sites in contrast.
Different cultures, different languages, different people.
But are we sure about this difference?
By analysing Burying Grounds and Markets, by working on Foucault’s analysis of Heterotopia - or spaces of alternate ordering, I underlined the importance of these locations as heterotopic sites in which the modern social ordering is developed.
Once you are looking at these images you gradually become aware of the fact that the places in Venice are not so different from those in Istanbul. They are sites of connection between people. The dichotomy between death and life is strongly underlined also through the switch of audio traces: an apparently silent place like a Burying Ground can therefore be accompanied by a noisy audio, while a really crowded place by a kind of silence or the voice of the Muezzin that calls the believers to come to prayer.
At the end all of the audios are blended together to remark that the edge between one and the other place is a really thin line that can easily disappear, in order to be "in contrast” with the title.
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