Gigi Cifali: Absence of water | Portfolio

Absence of Water is a photographic project which documents the state of decay of some baths, pools and lidos in the United Kingdom. They were places in vogue, fundamental for the life till the thirties of XX Century. Gradually, living conditions and tastes have changed, resulting in a drop of attendances, leaving the public pools uneconomical to run. Symbols of civic and architectural pride in Victorian times, today only a handful of them remain as a representation of bygone era. The project gives us the possibility to reflect on water: on its function and the importance it has for man and society development and growth. Water determines the wealth, it is indispensable to live and its lack inexorably leads to ruin, exactly as happened to these pools. These architectures, trough their charm, show us the time irreversible action, the ruin, the sense of emptiness that surrounds and fills them. Yet they are testimony and memory of a not too far age, when they were places full of voices and laughter and the beating heart of life.

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