Primo Maggio and Umanitá Nuova Typography (with J.Ruiz)                                                                                                   HD Video 2017


These clips were made during a study of Tuscanian resistance narratives. It is an investigation of the idiosyncratic Workers Day celebration in Carrara. Although ‘La Fossa’ was mainly oriented to the construction of an archive, it was difficult to make a clear-cut distinction between data gathering and data creation. In this case, we produced a documentary work building on strategies of visual anthropology. In the end, the situation afforded a complex presentation of ‘tradition’ and ‘modernity.’ Looking at how this custom is actualized every year, such categories lose its exclusivity and appear as contingent: as Hobsbawm argued, ‘tradition’ is ‘invented.’