Rene Beekvelt - Smorfia.

Photographs by Rene Beekvelt.
The Eriskay Connection, 2015. In English. Unpaged, 42 cards, color illustrations, 5¾xx¾".



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For hundreds of years Catholic Neapolitans have gathered around for la smorfia, a bingo-game, where dreams are associated with the numbers 1 to 90. La Mamma is 52, if she is laughing, the number is 9, meaning fertility. The cat is 3, the child is 2 and 89 la vecchia, is the old woman. The lottery spans your whole life. From naked birth to naked death, through hard times and warm summer nights. René Beekvelt often visited the city of Naples. He wandered around through the narrow streets where there is unlikely chaos. He intensely enjoyed the sincerity of the Neapolitans and all facets of life taking place so openly. A selection of his images are used in this Smorfia card-set.

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