Somnambulism is a metaphorical – photographic – long sleepwalk through Bosnia and Herzegovina which investigates the web of intertwining layers of the Yugoslav collective memory in the last three decades, from the death of Tito to the war and its aftermath.
Journeying through different psychological landscapes, Somnambulism explores the circumstances that has shaped the Nation – the suspension of time during the eighties, the trauma and the collective amnesia of the conflict, and the signs of aftermath – unearthing the strata of memory lying beneath the intricate terrain of contemporary Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Lara Ciarabellini is an Italian photographer currently based near Trieste (Italy), close to the border with former Yugoslavia. She developed a special interested in the Balkans and its past, as a form of understanding her homeland. Trying to explain current issues analysing history, she researches a different approach to the aftermath of traumatic events. She graduated at London College of Communication, Master degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.