Versteinert
Genau wie das restliche Skelett

Series by Davide Lanza (2017)


(Er) Versteinert - genau wie das restliche Skelett
(It) Fossilizes - just like the rest of the skeleton

The (Er) is the (Gesicht), the facial features. The subject is missing from the sentence though, like faces in these portraits. Absent, but still the main subject of the shoot. As for the sentence, the absence is where the viewer's attention clots.

Featuring portraits of friends and people met during the previous months, this work attempted to create an eminently fictional world that reminds of some old, damaged photos found after a long time - centuries one might say - while implying current digital elaboration techniques. This fossilized, claustrophobic world looks directly to the viewer through its main subject, that is, the absence of facial connotations. The friends I used to know are flung in this ancient, alienating domain, a dying memory numbly rehearsing the ancient ways in a blur of forgetfulness.

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