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Andrea Botto

The Explosion of Landscape: Blasting Practices


Andrea Botto has been recording since 2008 non-military explosions around Italy and Europe. These peculiar events, planned in great detail, in order either to demolish dysfunctional architecture or to structurally transform the landscape in order to build new infrastructure are planned with considerable advance, whilst their consumption lasts only a few minutes. KA-BOOM , from which this book it taken, is not a photobook, it is not an archival publication even if it reprints a series of images taken from explosive manuals, it is not the documentation of a performance.

Andrea Botto (1973, Rapallo, Italy) uses photography as a means of dissecting the world in order to express its complexity.