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From 7 to 7. when time stands still

Michela Benaglia

2013 - 2015

Italy

Have we chosen the life we are living in? What are the places that harbor our mind and our imagination? Are we able to stay alone? Are we aware? Can we “stay” instead of “going away?” Is our everyday life – always running after time – a reassuring jail? This is the new over 30 generation, often trapped in a circular routine that gives very little space for consciousness, with an irrepressible desire to escape.

“And in the end, who has never had the desire to run away?” (Alec Soth)

30 is the age of a new “young blood generation.” This long-term project is realized inside the houses of men and women, aged over 30 and who live alone and are perfect strangers to me. They have accepted me to stay in their homes photographing their lives from the evening to the next morning. I entered in their everyday intimate lives, in that space where no one has ever investigated before and where a world of solitude, anxiety, meditation, gesture and rite is hidden; invisible viewer of a world suspended between reality and imagination that belong to every one of us.

Starting from routine, from common gestures, from domestic spaces, from objects, from habits, tells a story of the hidden world that deeply belongs to us, of that individual time of loneliness, both chosen and imposed, that is only privately ours, when we close the door of our house after a working day and we are alone, on our own until the next day comes, when we have to go back to our “social life.”

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  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still

  • From 7 to7. When time stands still


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