photos by the artist on alluminium
75 x 178 cm
© Archivio fotografico A.Guidetti G.Ricci
A series of photographs based on
overlays of two different types of images.
The first images belong to a series of pictures I took
with a disposable camera in Apulia during a vacation
showing some historical monuments and a sunset.
The images below them, on the other hand,
show Asian workers on an assembly line
making disposable cameras
already loaded with a roll of film;
the women workers took pictures of each other
during the work and then secretly reinserted
the cameras in the usual assembly sequence.
The combination of such
different images gave rise to bizarre
and cheerful overlaps that struck me
due to the particular way the shots interacted.
As iif that simple disposable camera
had intentionally fallen into the hands of an artist
in order to make that
sort of osmosis between two convivial situations
the tender prank of the young women who
managed to create
“a space of cheerful time” for themselves,
and my short but “spacious” sojourn as a tourist.