Sara Vighi’s black and white notebook is about a very special daytime, the one the Earth spends to wheele completely around its axis. In every region of the world we have a different time (for convenience the timezones are 24, starting from the Greenwich one, timezone 0) but everyday everyone has the possibility to see and live the dawn and the sunset, to do a lot of things and to rest. And with a very little of immagination, page after page, you can visit all the cities of the world, divided in very curious groups: for example, in timezone 1 you can find Algiers, Rome, Kinshasa, Oslo, Gibraltar and Luanda, while in timezone -6 San Salvador, Managua, Chicago, Acapulco, Galapagos Islands and Guatemala City. What the notebook is trying to say is that everyday could be a very special day for everyone, in every place of the world.
Sara Vighi (Italy, 1969) studied Archaeology at the University of Bologna and worked in the local museum of her birth town (Reggio Emilia) and then in publishing houses and graphic studios. The main theme of her photography is Geography, always investigated through subjectivity and human relationships, in order to rethink completely borders and peculiarities of places. Due to its essentiality – a dark line on a white surface that can explain the world – writing can be considered the aesthetic model of Sara Vighi’s photographs. However, owing to its being the medium of telling, design and evidence, writing is a conceptual model too. For some years, Sara Vighi has been conducting the visual research Geoiconographies, on geographical places – especially Italian and European cities, towns and villages – and even on metaphorical ones.