This is an unpublished project premiered today on C41 Magazine.

Graduated in 2017 in Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, during whose course of study Rosa Lacavalla moved for a year to England where she attended the course of Photography BA (Hons) at Coventry University. In 2016 she worked as a trainee at the collective Cesura. She has participated in various group exhibitions organized by festivals and art collectives in different countries including China, United Kingdom, France, New York and Mexico.

Her artistic approach portrays the research and exploration of a lack that can be compared to nostalgia and the atmosphere it arouses. It is the presence of the absence, of someone or someplace – of something in any case.

About ‘Sana Sana’ – words by Rosa Lacavalla:

Sana Sana is a journey in search of inner healing in which the author intends to show through images the feeling of pain from which she suffers from. She uses a homeopathic principle in order to cure her displeasure. The process goes from the inside to the outside of the body.

Sana Sana (Heal Heal) is repeated like a mantra. Si no sanas hoy (If you don’t heal today) / Sanarás mañana (You will heal tomorrow). These verses are taken from a popular South American chant sung by mothers to comfort their children when they get hurt.

An intricate and often rough path like rock, with the presence of shaded areas, where the cause of the problems and the key to solving them are hidden. Sana Sana becomes a shamanic rite towards inner healing and personal growth.