Fabio Magara – Protocollo K.
Fabio Magara’s fascinating ‘Protocollo K.’ tells the story of the Republic of Cospaia, a microstate located between Umbria and Tuscany that existed between 1441 and 1826. Born due to a cartographic error between the Papal States and the Florentine Republic, Cospaia remains a historically unique case of anarchist republic, with no laws other than that of the supreme “Perpetua et Firma Libertas”. To tell this story, Magara imagines the Cospaia period did not end in 1826, but continued until the 1930s. He imagines himself as an agent of Italy’s fascist police, sent to Cospaia to collect information, documents, and photographs in order to compile a protocol for his superiors.
|104 p, ills bw, 19 x 26 cm, hb, Italian/English|