“in between” (2021 – ongoing) is about the search for the self in contemporary times. The increasing use of self-portraiture have become a tool to render our identity but the use of “instagram filters” makes a hard task for us to know our real aspect in the virtual world. Therefore, the project is entirely interconnected with the device and technique; with the automacity of the production of images and by consequence, with the amount of images that are discarded. In an attempt to represent the discarded selfies that are still in the latent space waiting to be revisited, an Artificial Intelligence model (StyleGAN2) was used to search for a face that is not longer mine but that is in constant mutation.
Digital video, 3min. Loop.
La virtù di non essere più (2018) is a series of photographs inspired by Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet. By composing these images I tried to represent the desire of escaping from ourselves: not conservation but forgetfulness, not documentation but abstraction, not memory but imagination; I believe that all of us, as human beings, after all, have already felt the desire of dissolution. A flash of an ideal, even if romantic, must already have crossed everyone’s mind: “What if I disappear, vanish?”.