2021 - Ongoing
"ŏrīgo", from the Latin "ŏrīgo, originis" is a personal project born from the need to investigate my origins, to be able to know and understand myself.
It is a subsequent work to the series of self-portraits entitled
"cercandomiperdo", which translated would be “looking for me I
I stopped looking for myself into my own reflection on screen, to look instead at my origins: my mother, my father and my sister.
The subtitle of "ŏrīgo" is "cercandomitrovo”: “looking for me I find myself”.
I started thinking about those gestures, those flavors and smells that remind me of my family.
My dad knows me, and he knows I don't like peeling oranges, I'm too lazy.
So he always does it for me, even before I ask him to.
Every time I eat an orange, I think of him.
Mom removes her make-up every night with cotton.
The smell of the facial cleanser brings me home.
Every time I take off my makeup, I see her reflection in the mirror.
My sister is the ground on which I walk.
She is my greatest support.
I walk as I walk thanks to her.
I wish I could stop time.
I wonder how much I look like them.
I am who I am thanks to them?
Their eyes are my eyes.
Their smiles are my smiles.