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Launch and booksigning: Benedetta Casagrande – All Things Laid Dormant 

June 11 @ 18:30 - 20:00

June 11 @ 18:30 20:00

On Wednesday June 11 Benedetta Casagrande will be at Micamera to talk about her book All Things Laid Dormant, winner of both the Luigi Ghirri 2024 award and the FE + SK (Fotografia Europea + Skinnerboox) 2024 award and released by Skinnerboox.

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Benedetta Casagrande, All Things Laid Dormant, 2024

In All Things Laid Dormant Benedetta Casagrande questions the space that animals occupy in our personal and collective imagination, intraspecific cohabitation and the possibility of constructing new forms of kinship and intimacy in a context of mass extinction.
Articulated through a series of encounters with the non-human world, mediated by the implicit ambiguity of photography as a medium that simultaneously facilitates and hinders contact, All Things Laid Dormant is both an ode and an expression of grief that embodies the suffering of mourning and the desire to regain a sense of belonging in the fragile context of our time.

Benedetta Casagrande
All Things Laid Dormant
Skinnerboox, 2024
text by lee rae walsh

hardcover, Swiss Binding with open spine
24 x 32 cm, 80 pages
b/w photographs

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Benedetta Casagrande is a photographer, writer and curator based in Milan. Her practice celebrates slowness as a method for locating human experience within wider networks of relationships, spaces and temporalities. Thus, by its very nature, the photographic medium is the preferred means of entering into a relationship with the surrounding environment and its animal, vegetable and object elements.
Benedetta Casagrande’s work has been held in national and international exhibitions, including at the Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia, Fotografia Europea (2024), Photo Brussels Festival (2024), ADI Design Museum (Milan, 2023), 副本 INSTANCE (Shanghai, 2021) and Photo Ireland Festival (2019).
Since 2016 she has been co-founder and co-director of Ardesia Projects, a non-profit organization dedicated to visual culture, where she runs the Show&Tell accessible education programme, and since 2021 she has been chief archivist and project manager of Daniele Tamagni Foundation. In her spare time she works as a volunteer at a wildlife rescue centre.