The subjects in the photographs seem undisturbed, almost lifeless, they refer to a permanent state and a permanent space. They are not dead, they are suspended in a parenthesis. While the empty spaces, devoid of any human presence, represent Rome, a city torn between preserving the past and the impossibility of its conservation, in the brink of becoming Pompey, a petrified eternity. They are evidence of a detained time.

“Be it limitations of time or space, there is nothing that inspires a greater horror than an ending” Yukio Mishima.