In Primo Autunno I asked many of the leading figures to contribute to this book after their visit to Belgrave Square; I wanted the chronicles of their experience. Almost all of those who have written stayed with me at my home, where we shared our days and talked as we never had before, or as we hadn't for years. I love my new job and had been finding photography alone rather limiting for quite a while; I wanted to be directly involved in much more. In the mid-1980s I founded a theatre, the Argot, where many actors of my generation began their careers. There, with Rocco Carbone and Emanuele Trevi, we organized a series of encounters on contemporary literature, drawing inspiration from a project of theirs entitled Non ci sono sedie per tutti. In the mid-1990s I spent long months at the IRCAM to portray composers of contemporary classical music. In between, and afterwards, I divided my time between London, Cambridge, and above all Rome. I returned to Sardinia in 2013, after too many years of waiting; I felt the need to recount, and in that case too I felt limited by photography. I made a short film: 12 minutes with a few words, music and movement. In that short narrative I spoke of London, but I'd never have dreamed of returning, let alone doing this job. Now I'm here and I love it. I share everything with many people brimming with ideas, a few friends, and others who will perhaps become friends. Now it's the 2016 and we will continue with many upcoming projects at the renovated, efficient and welcoming Institute. We will continue with all the arts, in partnership with great and small British institutions, with exhibitions on Botticelli at the V&A, Giorgione at the Royal Academy, and Sicilian architecture at the British and Ashmolean Museums. There will be ample space for contemporary art and literature, and the centenaries of Giorgio Bassani at the British Library. As regards film, there will be a particular focus on the 50th anniversary of the release of Blow up, filmed in London by Michelangelo Antonioni. There will be a great deal of contemporary art, theatre, music, dance, architecture, and lots to see and host, and more groundwork to lay, to be ready to understand and interpret sudden changes and slow movements, for both of them are important and decisive.
Conversazioni a Belgrave Square a cura di Marco Delogu
Marco Delogu, Suspended Light – Rome or reverse polarity
Hardcover; 23,5 x 28 cm
76 pages; 36 color photographs
New Edition with 12 new photographs
With the tales: Penumbra by Jhumpa Lahiri; Le caratteristiche di questa strana e incerta estate by Edoardo Albinati
Essays by: Éric de Chassey; Bartolomeo Pietromarchi
Photographer and exhibition curator Marco Delogu walks the city and shares his thoughts on his home town
ARTE, the frech-german tv art channel introduces
Marco Delogu's retrospective at Villa Medici in Rome.
Video interview by Giovanna Sarno for Art a part of cult(ure)
Soli Neri, Cinema America