The Voice of the Cicada
The "Voice of the Cicada" is an ongoing project about the slow power of the mundane. The constructed spaces, the human-induced alterations on the natural environment, as well as the objects that we use in our day-to-day activities, affect us in a more impactful way than we believe they do. Going beyond the achievement of mere comfort or wellness, these material parameters of our daily existence affect or even generate emotions and feelings, effectively setting up both the important as well as the trivial details of the stage on which we humans play our part. This circle of influence shapes our behavior, as we are engaged in a continuous pursuit of the ideal living conditions and, eventually, a state of happiness; a happiness, however, that is to be found here and now, in scenes lacking heroism and drama, rather than in the promise of few, scarce and elusive crescendos.