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Almost Anthropocene


The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily, is a unique meeting point between archaeology and landscape, where the Mediterranean vegetation blends with the monumental remains of the Temples, framed by the red sandstone walls of the park. Upon closer inspection, the link between the natural elements of the site and human activity is an ongoing one. Almond and olive groves, agave plants, carob trees and dwarf palms, all bear the marks of the time of Man. The high-traffic of people in the area is evident in the amount of cuts and incisions made by tourists and in the specific pruning and landscaping operations carried out by staff workers. Playing on associations, the series explores the relationship between the man-made and nature, which can be viewed as both subject and backdrop at the same time.