The village and factory have a majesty all their own, their severe aspect one step away from history, inside and outside the circuits of collective and individual memory.

That discreet observer who is Massimiliano Camellini allows himself to be led by the hand by the place itself, savouring its charm and, at the same time, retracing the feelings of life lived therein and the orbit of an industrial dream in its rise and fall.

Room after room - from changing rooms to canteen, from infirmary to warehouse, chemical laboratory, weaving room, offices - he frames fragments of personal life encompassed in unison, details absorbed into the darkness and lined up within the grid lines of duty, which find personalisation in the anonymity of the production line.

(from "Always close the door properly", by Manuela De Leonardis, 2011)