15 min / ITALY, 2018
The artist Annalaura di Luggo worked with 20 people from the Associazione Teatro Colosimo for Bind students and the Italian Union of Blind and Partially Sighted People (UICI) in Naples to explore, through physical and tactile approaches, the inner universe of individuals who use an alternative way to perceive the world. These interactions inspired the documentary Blind Vision, written by Annalaura di Luggo and Nanni Zedda and directed by Nanni Zedda.
The work of Annalaura di Luggo is based on recognizing the value of the human being as “unique and unrepeatable,” just as each of us perceives the world in our own unique way. Accordingly, she chooses the eye’s iris as the protagonist of her photographs, as the iris is different in each individual. But Annalaura’s work does not stop with the macrophotography of the iris, as the main theme of the project Occh-IO/Eye-I, which she developed in different countries and venues around the world, is the human perception that is as unique to each individual as is the iris that the artist captures with a camera she patented, which was manufactured utilizing the technical resources of ophthalmologic science. The artist initiates an intimate and empathetic conversation with each of the “sitters” portrayed, in a joint exploration of their inner worlds, so that the individual images eventually incorporate and conserve traces of their protagonists’ personalities, thoughts and emotions.
PRODUCED AND SUPERVISED BY
Annalaura di Luggo
Alessio Fiorillo, Daniele Carola, Gabriel Laderas, Nanni Zedda
Annalaura di Luggo
with Mario Mirabile, Matilde Lauria, Annaclara Farace, Michela Annunziata, Giuseppe Carozza, Fabiana Cocca, Antonella Improta, Alessandro De Gennaro, Gianluca Fava, Roberta D’Aleo, Sara Simeoni, Sergio Sinigaglia, Matteo Cafarchio, Roberta Cotronei, Ivan Dalia, Giovanni Tartaglione, Simone Fisciano, Stella Fundulet, Emanuela Maffei, Giovanni Progressivo
Shot in 2018 Blind Vision arises from the artist’s interest in exploring the universe of people who perceive reality with senses other than sight seeking to reaffirm the value of these individuals as an active part of society. Awarded Best Documentary at the Niagara Falls International Film Festival and at the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, Blind Vision was also honored with a special presentation at the United Nations Conference on Rights of Persons with Disabilities and at General Italian Consulate in New York.
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