Heracleum - PhMuseum

Heracleum

Nunzia Pallante

2020 - Ongoing

Rome, Latium, Italy

Heracleum is a place between reality and imagination.

During the dark days of the lockdown it was vital to observe and listen to the landscape beyond the window. The possibilities of rethinking the “outside” seemed endless, and imagination was the only possible way to glimpse even the slightest changes, to witness something different. The outward suggested invisible yet not subtle impressions, and the research arose from the need to materialize that constant buzz lingering in the air. Going out in the street again meant going back to looking again, entering the buildings, recognizing piled up noises and feelings. Driven by the playful sense of the practice, I collected flowers, plants and seeds to place them on photographs, in order to set up a multi-layered image to be re-photographed; to reshape, mess up and recreate reality, and respond to the need for the material. A visual experience that does not end on the outside but unfolds in several creative phases, which influence and expand each other. The shot, the print, the choice of materials, the more or less casual composition and the re-shot: links in a chain where places relive a second, a third, a fourth time.

- Photographs selected for the Call “Refocus” by MIBACT-DGCC 2020

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