Year: 2016 – ongoing
Device: REFLEX CANON A1
Concept and photography: Gaia Adducchio
Curated by: Luisa Briganti
The project here proposed is based on analog photos. All the prints are gelatin silver prints on baryta paper, realized by the author herself.
“Body, gray mockery
With your scarlet cravings,
how long will you imprison me?”
Alda Merini – The Holy Land – 1984
“Naked:#she” was born from the sharp awareness of everyone’s mortality, in the attempt of exorcising a thought which is difficult to emancipate oneself from. My intention as an author is to make tangible, to materialize an unconscious, almost dreamish perception of reality.
Photography is, among expressive means, the one that par excellence lives fully the contradiction of the absolute co-existence between the overcoming of death and its testimony, becoming this way its emblem.
The project was born to investigate this contradiction. I liked to explore, through an aesthetic reminding of death, the use of the body as an agent of life and therefor also of eroticism. The subjects, exclusively female characters, removed from their dresses, wear always masks that preserve their identity and underline their archetypical function. During our photographic sessions they have been playing with the idea of sensuality, pornography, grace, femininity and maternity, overruling very often limits and definitions.
The photos, exclusively analog, result of a double exposure during the shutter-click, are welcomed with their flaws (such as scratches, unprecise overlapping, black stripes etc.) in order to underline their physicality, the uniqueness of every single shot, unrepeatable and subjected to the rules of casualty as are the lives of each individuals.
Festival & Mostre
April 2017 – international debut at the Prague Photo 2017, Czech Republic
October 2017 – participates to the collective “We Contemporary” organized by Musa International Art Space in Rome, Italy and Kiev, Ukraine
March 2018 – participates to the collective contemporary art exhibition EOS organized by MPGArt in Vittoria, Sicily
May 2018 – a selection of her work represents Italian photography in the world during the 17th edition of CIPAE – China International Art Fair that takes place during the China International Photographic Art Festival in Zhengzhou – Henan – China
May/July 2018 – is part of the collective exhibition Surfaces – Bodies by Luca Curci and It’ s LIQUID Group at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi in Venice, taking place during the Biennale di Architettura
June 2018 – selected to be among the finalist of TAG PRIZE 2018 – International Photo Contest, Tevere Art Gallery, Rome, Italy https://www.tevereartgallery.net/
December 2018 – shown during Emerging Talents 2018/19, Rome, Italy
March 2019 – among the projects shown during the solo exhibition “Fin qui” curated by Luisa Briganti at Kromart Gallery, Rome, Italy
May 2019 – shown during the artistic exhibition “Secondo Natura” at Palazzo Spadaro in Scicli, Sicily
September 2019 – among the projects shown during the solo exhibition “Totem” curated by the art historian Dott.ssa Beatrice Luzi at Art G.A.P. Gallery, Rome, Italy
February 2020 – is shown at Grand Palais in Paris during the Salon Comparaisons exhibition
March 2021 – it’s part of the collective “Emerging Artists 2021” at Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY, USA.