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Flying Carpet

Flying Carpet is serie of 21 photographs.

It is the result of a collaboration between Fondation A Stichting & De Wereldbrug Primary School. The photo's are inspired on Cesare Fabbri's work and his exhibition 'Flying Carpet' at Fondation A in January 2017.


It is also referring to Italo Calvino's search for lightness as a reaction to the heaviness of the world: In Six Memos for the Next Millenium Calvino presents an episode from the Decameron by Boccaccio in which Cavalcante Cavalcanti nimbly leaps over a gravestone in order to avoid the dissolute nobles that were trying to molest him. "What strikes us is the visual image that Boccaccio evokes: Cavalcanti freeing himself in one leap: "he being so very light" he represents the act of jumping as light as a feather, thus avoiding the heaviness of reality.

What Calvino Italo is trying to tell us is what truly lies at the bottom of the world is not heaviness but lightness. 

Flying Carpet was exhibited @ International Train Station Brussels South. 21 photo's were exhibited on the platforms and hallway of the station. 

Avenue Fonsny 47B, 1060 Brussels


26 January till 29 June 2018 / 4AM - 1AM

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