Giulia Mangione

The Fall
24. juni – 2.juli 2023

Velkommen til utstillingsåpning lørdag 24. juni kl. 13.00.
Åpent hver dag kl. 12:00 – 18:00, langåpent torsdag til kl. 20:00.
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«I am sitting in the passenger seat of a pick-up truck. Between me and the man driving leans a long shotgun. Around us, the grass has turned yellow in the dry heat. Scattered in the fields, the bunkers stick their heads out of the ground, their spacious bellies underground. I am alive and you are dead, I think as I drive past the world’s largest survival community.»

The Fall presents a series of photographs that look at popular myths surrounding the apocalypse and less credible, associated conspiracy theories. From La Palma in the Canary Islands, to the United States and the Greek island of Patmos, where the Book of Revelation was written, Mangione investigates how society is preparing to face potentially catastrophic events, environmentally triggered or otherwise.

Chance meetings with strange men looking for their mother’s lost wedding ring in the middle of a desert, survivalists, preppers, religious cults and bunker-dwellers.

Each encounter resulted in a series of photographic portraits accompanied by a personal doomsday narrative informed by interviews, field recordings and a hand-written journal. Driving alone in the American West, with fear and awe, down the road of the apocalypse; ‘The Fall’ builds on Mangione’s background in journalism and fine art by combining documentary photography and fiction to reflect on society’s collective fears, imagined and real, rational and irrational.

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