SIcily, 49th State
Sicily has a long history of territorial and political occupation. Its strategic position at the "centre of the Mediterranean" has encouraged the incursion of invasive populations that, over the centuries, have become ingrained into the political and financial infrastructures of the country. Sicily now hosts a number of U.S. Military areas. Facilities and complex structures, contentiously embedded in the quiet, dry and ominous landscape, are hiding the low profile of a silent activity. The roots of these two far geographical and political powers are deepen in a common terrain, shadowed by the sinister power of Mafia. The region did vote for independence in 1948, and within1944 and '48 has formally asked U.S. to be annexed as 49th Federal State of the U.S.
Rachael Allain • Glauco Canalis • Robert Darch • Helen Harris • Nina Liddell •