MY NAME IS FILDA ADOCH is a project on resilience in post-conflict Northern Uganda. Every day Filda and I would sit down together and she would comment all the images. “My name is Filda Adoch” is the story of Filda in her own words.
Caption Filda I: “Here I did not have an axe nor a panga with me to cut the wood so I decided to break it wit my head. My back portrays a lot of strenght and it reminds me that even though I am hungry i can still take care of my family”
Caption Filda II : “This is my brother Odong sitting by the house at night under a sky full of stars. Stars are important because they tell us the time. Take “Latwok”, which is a very big star : we can follow it moving through the sky from the evening to the morning. The stars also helped us so many times when we were running from the rebels: they gave us light. Also, when children would cry and risked to make us heard by the rebels, we would tell them that the stars would fall on their heads and they would look up and be so scared that they would stop crying.”
PIANISSIMO, from the title of a collection of poems of Ligurian poet Camillo Sbarbaro, is the result of a collaboration with dancer and choreographer Virgilio Sieni during an artistic residency in Siena in 2009.