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A Cure For Life
A Cure For Life
« Cure for Life » is a series dedicated to the heyday of thermalism also called the belle époque or the roaring twenties. An era that is over, but which haunt us constantly as we go through these jewels of yesteryear. Like lost souls, we sail through these wrecked carcasses. The only difference being the goal. Goal being very clear in our case. To witness involuntary time capsules and immortalize them.
Spa resorts had their golden era from 1875 to 1915. During this era, the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie would flock to the spa towns. On the pretext of maintaining their health, this clientele was in fact mainly in search of hedonism, idleness and frivolity. Spa towns thus became ‘safety valves’ (Authier, 1997), another world, an escape from everyday life, where all sorts of transgressions were possible.
To make this series, we traveled to France, Italy and Romania. We really like this kind of place and this series is our testimony of a decomposed thermal past.
We are Anthony and Florent GALASSO, two 22-year-old brothers from Burgundy, France. We are both Master’s students at a business school. Fascinated by travel, architecture and atypical places, it is quite naturally that we succumb to the charm of forgotten structures. In an artistic approach, we capture a once sparkling heritage, a bygone era, while taking advantage of the historical teleportation offered by these places.