“ There is a story they tell of two dogs.
Both dogs, at separate times, walk into the same room. One comes out wagging his tail while the other comes out growling.
A woman watching this goes into the room to see what could possibly make one dog so happy and the other so mad. To her surprise she finds a room filled with mirrors.
The happy dog found a thousand happy dogs looking back at him while the angry dog saw only angry dogs growling back at him.
What you see in the world around you is a reflection of who you are.”
The project “5#” is an exercise in the direction of a new personal “positive outlook”.
I decided to carry out the entire project in an area that for me it had nothing new to reveal: the district number 5 of Florence, a quite small city area called Rifredi, where I moved to live in four years ago. It represented for me, one of the most trivial and uninteresting places that I knew. This district was for me the archetype of the suburban area, developed upon the Italian economical growth of the sixties. It seemed to me a place without a heart, dispersive, anonymous and a little bit sad.
But everything depends on the way we watch it.