PHOTOGRAPHY

AWARDS 2020

GIACOMO INFANTINO

Italy

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Unreal

2017-2019

 

ABOUT THE ARTWORK: The project outlines the places of some provinces. A journey along the places of pre-Alpine region of the north of Italy, in the forests of the southern Apennines and the suburbs of Saxony, in Germany. The inhabitants are not very different from these places, a reflection of an apparent reality. I wanted to investigate the perception of the landscape, a theatre of stories, which becomes cinematographic and a platform for visual and luminous experimentation. Entering rooms, observing the places where people live, the world out there, ephemeral territories are hidden by veils, acting as a protection of our person they give way to new forms of perception, never static and rich of multiple dimensions. My research attempts to investigate and question the intertwining of journeys, dream visions, questions, which I gathered during the long days spent adrift, transported by signals that are still waiting to be deciphered.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:  Giacomo Infantino's practice starts from a deep connection with the territory in which he lives that will induce him to focus his attention on different border and peripheral places in Northern Italy and central Europe. Through photography and video he carries out operations on the landscape intent on creating new forms of inner and personal readings on the perception of the landscape with the aim of transforming them into a participatory narrative able to externalize some aspects of the contemporaneity linked to the sense of living. Using multiple languages, such as the site-specific installation on the territory, often consisting of light sources, screens, ephemeral materials, but also video and cinema, it aims to raise awareness of education about the preservation and research of a landscape that we are timely losing.