From the pain of attempting to escape our own identity we began to start to inhabit feelings of inadequacy; in relation to others; as a ‘stranger’ with a capacity to adapt or fail; exploring the alien character of Ingrid Bergman’s Karin (Stromboli, Roberto Rossellini, 1950).
Maria Loboda’s sedan chair reappeared on Spiaggia Lunga, again with evidence of a mysterious presence, but who was it and where had they gone?
The day by day announcements continued to appear on the wall.
With the light fading some people moved to the house of Tiziana Di Noto for Stromboli, Sirenetta (Edit), an edit of Stromboli and The Little Mermaid by Martin Murphy. Tiziana inhabits three small huts protected by palm leaves, living right by the sea as she has always done.
Martin also presented the intimate story of Aimée; a French immigrant with a living memory of the island. The video narrated her relationship with Stromboli and why she decided to stay instead of following her husband back to France, telling the story of the 1974 explosion of Iddu that she witnessed and her long-standing relationship with cats.
All photographs by Giovanna Silva