In Confine, Vittoria Gerardi presents her perception of the landscape, a visual and mental experience through Death Valley. The dazzling light, therefore the incapability of seeing is portrayed by the photographer by selecting portions of the negative, distilling fragments of the landscape and making them become symbolic lines between inconsistency and matter, almost as scars of light and time. By using an alternative process in the darkroom, the photographer emphasizes the elements that make the landscape violent and extreme. The synergy of chemicals and the sensitive nature of paper give shape to peculiar tonalities. A balancing act between chance and control creating unique and irreproducible photographic prints. Confine as Horizon, that intangible line that makes man reveal his limit and the illusion of going beyond it.
April 23, 2016