Lucus a non Lucendo
Lucus a non lucendo is a Latin sentence whose meaning describes a non-lighted grove. To be pointed out is the etymological contradiction in which a modern word is derived from an older word of a contradictory meaning. The illogical explanation is generated by the words from their semantic opposites: lucus (grove) from lūcēre (to shine, be light) because a grove has not light. From this paranomasia can be traced the origin of the region's name, Lucania, where photographs have been taken. It has often been used as an example of absurd etymology given by contrasting elements such as light and dark. . According to the language as conventional and not logical, this project describes the geographical and metaphorical visible darkness of the area where a huge quantity of petrol has been extracted.
Odeta Catana • Andrew Duke • Hugo Feio Machado • Catarina Fontoura • Jiwei Han • Andrew Hilling • Joe Hofmann • Francesca Magistro • Andrei Nacu •