Event Details

"GHOSTS/spettri"

Time: August 5, 2011 to August 31, 2011
Location: Gessopalena - chieti-
Street: via Castello (Borgo Medioevale)
City/Town: Gessopalena
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/?hl=it…
Event Country: italy
Organized By: Lazy Oscar
Latest Activity: Jul 4, 2011

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Event Description

"Ghost- Spettri" is an exhibition of contemporary photography.
All the works have been carried out using virtual editing techniques.
Through a new symbolism, these works are meant to demonstrate the paranoid and serial nowadays human behaviors.
Components: virtual collage.
As in some works of the Swedish photographer Oskar Rejlander (born at the early 20th century), these works are a juxtaposition of images. In this case, an overlapping work was carried out using an open source computer program. The pictures depict three types of faces: self-portraits, strangers and contemporary personalities.
All the shots have been made with various digital cameras and they only show people's faces.
White eyes: to amplify the appearance of the contemporary human being behavior, the eyeballs have digitally erased from the subjects.
In many cultures, the eyes have always been considered representing human beings souls. The absence of this symbol creates a unique emotional impact on the perception of the subject, therefore the image is terribly altered.
Fractal: Fractals are natural geometric patterns. They are actually never-ending figures. Their geometric system is graphically comparable to gigantic spirals or chaotic structures. This symbol is used to define the paranoid side. All the fractals used have been created with "Apophisis" computer program. Apophisis allows you to create these patterns by performing calculations and geometrical drawings decided by the programmer.
Smoking: Another symbol used is the cigarette smoke photographed and superimposed on the faces.
Cigarettes smoke is used as a symbol of mind emptiness and the futile concerns of mankind.

By Lazy Oscar
-Traslation Rossella Sindona-

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