Ilaria Ferretti, born in Le Marche in 1980 and now a “Torinese” by adoption, is putting on an exhibition entitled “Concrete” in Napapijri store in Milan.
The plural form of the title (“concrete things”) refers to two aspects of an apparently contradictory reality.
The first, created by humans, is a trace left by themselves, while the second is an autopietic process.
And “Architettura dello sport” is the title of a series of photos by Ilaria Ferretti for “Il Paesaggio dell’Eccellenza – Recanati”, an association, also published in issue 23 of “Progetti”, a journal, and exhibited in “Paesaggi del Lavoro – in mostra”.
The Photos document a silent journey inside a form that informs, inside a light made plaster, inside a time that doesn’t elapse but stays still, revives, impacts on the present, detains and occupies it.
The eye sees and forsees. Focuses and includes. Skims, touches, seeks, encounters and recognizes.
This path is taken up in the new series entitled “Laghetto Animatissima” (extremely lively little lake), in which we see the artist’s sensibility to surfaces, which “…are promises of profundity you can touch..”, which become perception of matter, a language of light, an idea of interiority, an evocation of an intimacy not revealed yet highly conspicuos in its absence.
From the monochrome style of the architecture to the chromatic effect of “Colore Calore”: colours possible and impossible. Kaleidoscopic visions.
Colour that genrates a sensorial experience, which is both a sentiment and pre-sentiment forming part of process of identification. Colour that warmth in fact.
The image freezes. Only our sensations move.
1 glance + 1 glance:
That of the photographer, sliding inside the movements of things nd inside geometrics made of light.
A glance, ours, that attaches to those solid images capable of becoming fluid and warm, those images made of breath, whispers, smell, instinct, that can restore us to the skin of the world, the rhythm of time, and are memories to treasure.
(text for ‘Concrete’, solo show in 2009 at Milano – Italy)