Serena Vittorini / Tapes you watch when you are alone / exhibition within the artist residence
Tapes you watch when you are alone
exhibition within the artist residence
19.05.2018 / 7 p.m
20 – 30.05.2018 / everyday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Centrum Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka / ul. Gen. Zaruskiego 1a
In this project, concepts of place, border and identity mix together and their shape is continually redefined by situations. I decided to use different photographic languages to create a connection between past and present time, between people and their environment. Through the knowledge of space and borders, we can enter into a relationship with external reality and with others, thus build our identity. These concepts are not immutable, but rather have fluid and flexible shape, that adapt to changes in the reality in which they are immersed during the different period of time. They are constantly evolving to keep up with the inevitable changes. Everything that surrounds people from the smallest to the biggest thing influences their perception of the world and of themselves.
Serena Vittorini was born in L’Aquila where she lives. She has loved photography since she was a child but only after graduating in Psychology she decided to devote herself to the study of photography, at ISFCI (Institute of Photography and Integrated Communication). In addition to her studies she started working as a freelance photographer focusing mostly on commissions related to portraiture and still life. Besides her professional career she also dedicates herself to the artistic career. After exploring some techniques such as light painting, she could produce personal projects which have been included in group and solo shows. Keen observer of everyday life, she lives photography as a tool for telling her thoughts in a personal way describing faces of people crossing her path. In her work individuals who are sometimes isolated from their social context emerge, guiding the attention to their typical features, sometimes overwhelmed by the grotesque surroundings.
I would like to realize a project based on existing realities at the borders of great cities. Witness how the choice of living outside a metropolis is due to socio-economic problematics and how – on the contrary – this is due to the necessity to reconcile with nature and a less chaotic lifestyle. My aim is to focus on details that are normally misread as today’s fast world does not let people see them far what they are and for their symbolic power. I think it’s important to do this kind of research as some stories at city boundaries preserve a defining folklore but they are also a symbol of a changing society where integration becomes a keyword for all of us.