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Experimentation and testing the boundaries of both the known and the visible are central to my artistic practice. Since 2018, I have been investigating the defects of vision and perception by taking experimental photographs with historic image-making devices of the camera obscura. I reshape the circular hole of the classic aperture into line and other shapes. Above all, I am interested in the effects of movement and distortion, which give to what is static a sense of movement, and speed. In the process, pixels become lines that confer the photographs with a painterly look. The paint-like effect recalls both the impressionistic style and the blurred paintings by the German artist Gerhard Richter.

 

I obtain the transition – the reconstruction of the outer space into something new, by using mirrors. To focus the exposure on individual elements, colours and patterns, I apply stencil masks at the back of the aperture. Whereas, by taking photographs with a word-shaped aperture, I poetically emphasize that words, thoughts, and definitions affect our perception of the visible.

I find it intriguing to merge movement and light of the outdoor open space, city, or nature into an enclosed space, like the box of a camera obscura. The results depend on how I choose and use the different components - the aperture, mirrors, masks and image catchers. This technique allows me to respond to the external situation.

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SERIES "TIME & EYE"
2010-2021

The artworks from the series “Time & Eye”, (2010-2021) explore the relationship between time, eye, and body. They represent different spatial relations resulting from the study of the hourglass. The reasons I chose this antique device are twofold. The first is its function of measuring the passage of time. The second is its characteristic shape. A flowing continued line connecting two circles, two spheres into one infinite eight.

"The shape of the figure of eight is I think... a circle bent in time."

Usually, I work in series, departing from a single work that organically evolves in a step-by-step process. Each new part of the series generates from questions raised by the previous work, and so on.

RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PROJECTED IMAGE (2018-2024)
 

Experimentation and testing the boundaries of the known and the visible are central to my artistic practice. In 2018, my strong interest in light led me to experimental photography. The project Reconstruction of the Projected Image encompasses installation and a series of multimedia works (still images and video made with hand-made camera obscura and customised apertures with different shapes and sizes.) Through the experimentation of the possibilities specific to this simple device, I investigate the everyday glitches of vision and perception. Whereas, by taking photographs with a word-shaped aperture, I poetically emphasize that words, thoughts, and definitions affect our perception of the visible. The experience of observing movement, rather than focusing on still images, is what I am most interested in. The result is a collection of moving images out of focus. Distorted scenes where light and colour flow and explore the scene. The change of apertures allows my works to alter our perception by defining new fields of view, gifting the observer with the experience of the every day from an unusual perspective.

The project was rewarded with invitations to participate in exhibitions, feature in publications and was awarded the AIR programme at the (CSF) Adams- Center for Experimental Photography Adams, Rome, IT. 

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