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© 2019 Matteo Di Giovanni

This is a body of work about the inner desire of a never-ending research, using the Delta Region of the longest Italian river as a metaphor, where melancholy and loss are the only emotions that pervade you.

 

You can't do pretty much about "feeling blue" except for looking for some relief, which happens to be at the "Blue Bar" - a symbolic place, which might not even exist - standing along a small canal by the main river bank.

 

Once you think you have found it, many things get cleared up and pieces start being easy to put together.

Blue Bar
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That's the result of a journey from Milan to the northernmost point of continental Europe and back, done at the end of 2015 in order to explore the idea of the limit.

 

It's a body of work about hope, strength, challenge, exploring human limitations and fears.

 

The landscape is shown in a lyrical way, avoiding any temporal and geographical connotation. 

I wish the world was even

What's your homeland when you don't have roots?

 

You were just born in a place you call home, but you have nothing to do with it.

You can just be looking for traces.

You take bits and pieces from the places where you've lived in.

 

Traces - Ongoing

Dispossession is a common element, which underlines the material and existential uncertainty of today's workers and therefore their relationship with the urban space they live in. 

This body of work - made with friend and lawyer Massimo Laratro - deals with the one of the most important contradiction in contemporary society, the exploitation of the new workers within modern metropolis, also know as smart cities.

 

Dispossession - Ongoing

The transition between analogue and digital seemed to be something unstoppable. Years after analogue photography as well as the so-called hybrid photography are still strong among artists who use photography for a variety of purposes.

 

This body of work digs into the materiality of the medium - which deals with light - which everybody considered dead in the name of ease, velocity and potentiality of digital photography.

 

Darkroom Scraps - Ongoing