_08.08 Operating Theatre (*signed*)

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_08: 08 Operating Theater contains 7 images; 7 operating rooms photographed with a view camera, in one take, exactly 5 minutes after the end of an operation ...

The author exploited the English term for an "operating theater", a terminology inherited from the first universities of medical education where the surgeons operated in amphitheatres.
And it is indeed a theater of operation that is given to us to see, in a detail at once gripping of truth and gloomy, a battle field of which we do not know the protagonists, nor the cause, nor the issue, but one can guess the play, the tragedy, the fight that took place there.

The point of view chosen by Pino Musi makes it possible to capture in a single image the global geography of this space and the smallest details of what happened there, to render with great intensity the moments - happy or difficult - that have just passed.
A beautiful work, certainly rough in its approach, but which is also presented in a beautiful large format book, from the light green cover that reminds the clothes of doctors to the blood color of the cover pages, and the impression of high quality of the photographs (Tritone).

16 pages - Hardcover

Self-published, 2013

* Signed & Numbered *

New - No defect

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Musi, Pino

Pino Musi is an Italian photographer, based in Paris. A self-taught photographer, his practice uses only black and white. Pino's work is mainly centered around architecture and urbanism. He published in 1997 "Mario Botta seen by Pino Musi" (Daco Verlag, 1997). Since then, he has published many books, including self-published ones, and among them "Libro" (Biblioteca Civica, 2002), "Roma Antiqua" (FMR Edizioni, 2010), "_08:08 Operating Theatre" (Self-published, 2013), "ACRE" (Editions Gwinzegal, 2017) and "Border Soundscapes" (Artphilein Editions, 2019). © Portrait taken from the artist's Facebook profile (uncredited)
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