Images of Giuseppe De Mattia at Galleria Browning, Asolo
Opening: March 16 at 18:00
Open Saturday and Sunday (11:00 - 12:30 and 15:30 - 19:30) or by appointment
Galleria Browning is pleased to present the new photography and art exhibition curated by art director Steve Bisson. The exhibition aims to discuss the overproduction - even suffocation - of images in society. What does it mean to be a photographer? The exhibition attempts to answer, without claiming to be exhaustive, by showing three projects, three actions, all Italians: Luca Capuano, Giuseppe De Mattia and Lorenzo Ferraro. The exhibited projects are an opportunity for dialogue, and for a discussion on new directions and procedural alternatives in photography that can change in response to the need to provide new life and possibilities of interpretation.
The section dedicated to Giuseppe De Mattia investigates three methods that represent time through random stratification of dust and therefore matter that makes up the atmosphere, air, space. These methods are related to photography as scientific system for fixing something on a surface. As seen in the red lacquer on the wooden beam of the seventeenth century which establishes the secular transformation of the path of woodworm.
This is also realized as dust spontaneously deposited on waste photographic film, nominated ‘Dust Collector’ and is reclaimed through the use of a film scanner, rather than through the camera. There is also the work ‘Dust Constellation’, which reproduces the impression of a night sky and star dust. It is a work in collaboration with the musician Claudio Rocchetti, who gave voice to dust, reproducing the crackling sound of small motes of dust in the grooves of a vinyl record. Another example regards the old cinema hall ‘Strippoli’, in Bari, where the stratification of powder (and time) has changed its appearance over the years.
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