THE DIRECTOR SAID: <<HABITAT - PERSONAL NOTES is a movie about relationships over time; relationships between people, and between people and places. Universal themes which assume particular connotations in L’Aquila: among the rubble, the past is further away, more visible and more useless. And among the C.A.S.E. settlements, prefabricated housing that is already falling apart, constructed in the middle of nothing, the present is more present: it has no yesterday and it has no tomorrow>>.
<<My works about L'Aquila start from the fact that I live in that place, so I'm part of the picture. They strongly search for truth, but not for detachment or objectivity. On the contrary, they search for a highly subjective truth, in a way: a truth deeply grounded in my own personal experience. To me it's a moral duty, a political matter>>.
<< I've used so much graphic design in HABITAT because I wanted to highlight the mental quality in spite of the material dimension of my images. HABITAT is not just about being in L'Aquila, it is more about trying to find a meaning and a position in it - a place in the place. In this sense, HABITAT is based in two moments: the being here and now of photography and the reflection, the work on it afterwards of graphics>>.