ECHI – ECHOES. PHOTOS BY FRANCESCO SPILA WORDS BY CLAUDIA ORZALESI

“Echi

Silenzi e frastuoni

Rimbalzano

Da una parte all’altra”

“vetri rotti nell’anima

macigni di pietra sulle spalle

piedi affondati nell’argilla

un cielo cupo incombe

al mio sguardo sul tutto”

“ricordo

lontano annebbiato

ricordo

la sua figura”

“un po’ goffa

alta e magra”

“ho perso la mia

scatola dei colori

la mia scatola dei colori persi”

The Ospedale Psichiatrico in Volterra was founded towards the end of the 1800s and closed in 1978. Since then part of the structure has been transformed into a hospital but some buildings were left abandoned. The desolation and echoes of past inmates have inspired the photography of Francesco Spila and the poetry of Claudia Orzalesi.

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