News From Home - Mondovì
News From Home is an ongoing project by the artist duo Anne Fehres and Luke Conroy, capturing overlooked stories from communities. The 10th edition of this project took place during a 4 week artist-residency in Mondovì, Italy, as part of the broader European project Dialog City.
In News From Home, the artists were interested in exploring both the objective and subjective stories of the community and its members, relating to both a global and local perspective. To achieve this, during the residency the artists conducted field research in Mondovì - making observations, meeting the community and capturing photographs. Alongside this, the artists engaged with the community through various forms of physical and digital co-creation, inviting them to contribute their ideas and images related to considering Mondovì in the past, present and future.
The outcome of this research and image collection was the creation of a large-scale 6x2 metre photographic composition. This work was presented on a wall in public space during the Hybrid Festival in Mondovì from July 20 — July 22. The final composition consists of almost one thousand individual elements, inspired by the multi-layered identity of Mondovì.
These layers present a diversity of perspectives on Mondovì and include such elements as children’s drawings, historical images, photography of daily life submitted by the community, graffiti scratched into walls around the city and spontaneous staged portraits in the streets. Through this collision of diverse layers, the work celebrates Mondovì as a place where elements of the past, modern reality and future dreams constantly overlap, inviting the audience to consider diverse narratives from both a local and global perspective.