POW (PRISONERS OF WAR)
A "Moving Landscape" project developed in the southeastern train network of Salento, Puglia (Italy).
"POW" (Prisoners Of War) was written on the train wagon roofs during the ?S?econd World War? so the Allied aircraft would never bombard them. An acronym used to refer to anyone captured during the war, not only military but also civilians or guerrilla fighters.
"POW" -in typical Salentino Baroque typography- specifically located in the train from line Lecce-Maglie, with its mobile lettering made with the same material used in the wagon floors of the rail network, is aligned with its corresponding typographical-cell painted on the rooftop of the railway keepers house at Galugnano station (Puglia, Italy). The video contains this invisible alignment "objective and viewer impact" and happened about 5 times a day during the months of November and December 2015.
"POW" is also is a specific project that aims to make visible the reinterpretation of current prisoner concept (tourists, students and laborers in southern Italy) in an invisible war. It is therefore a project investigating the contrast between the load path, the journey of historical memory and the discourse of the victor... All this from a standpoint of aerial surveillance in the context moving landscape.