AND YOUR FOOTprintS
Solo Exhibition: Festimatge (Callella, Spain)
Solo Exhibition: Festival Spiritualia (Rome, S. Maria in Cappella)
Science and faith concur in ascribing a fundamental role to water in the genesis of all life forms. In the opening words of the Bible, we encounter, "...the spirit of God hovered over the water."
These photographs conceptually transport us back to the incandescent magma of creation, a theme that has been woven into myths, deities, legends, superstitions, and rituals since the dawn of humanity.
It is the biblical text, specifically Psalm 76, that provides the most fitting title for this project: "Your way passed over the sea, / your paths over great waters / and your footprints remained invisible."
The photographic representation employs the most archaic technique, known as camera obscura or pinhole. In these photographs, nothing but a small aperture separates the scene from the photosensitive material. Everything is in focus, yet nothing is perfectly defined, akin to our inner eye when it opens to transcendent realities beyond mere sensory perceptions.
The intentional avoidance of lens mediation becomes an opportunity to transcend the image into an indefinite temporal realm, eschewing figurative representation to elevate visualization to the spiritual and interior levels.