Paesaggio (Landscape), 2016—2017
Photography, watercolour, collage
In Paesaggio (Landscape) we find ourselves immersed in a world in which spatiality loses its alignments, and becomes a description that supports the psychological influences of the subjects. The petrified and inaccessible landscapes in which children roam are a disorienting image, formed of structures created solely by man, which stand out, merge, multiply.
Space is not perceived with sight or with the senses, but only through the state of mind of the protagonists, almost a functional space, which widens, moves away or shrinks depending on who moves in it. In these artificial landscapes, the human becomes static movement, and not a generative instrument in itself. The origin of any narration in the images is not clear, necessarily empty or blocked in an indefinite space. A sense of surveillance by other invisible spectators permeates every image, a subject not seen but present.
Drawn and then re-photographed, these black and white landscapes, with their distorted and deformed perspective, are also a metaphor for the simplification of the child's gaze, the true protagonists of the represented space, of which we know nothing: where they come from, why everyone wears an aseptic white dress, what are they are looking for. In their aimlessly wandering, the protagonists of these abstract spaces narrate of the impossibility of understanding reality.