Solid Waste

Digital prints on paper

In process

This photographic project belongs to a broader proposal that will include an installation.

After the lockdown and several residencies in rural areas, I became interested in environmental issues, through two main axes, namely plastic pollution - with Donovan Hohn's bestseller Moby Duck (2011) as a starting point - and the management of natural resources - particularly inspired by the reflections of Jared Diamond in his essay Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed (2005).

Hence the Solid Waste project on the issue of the production and treatment of household waste.

Regarding the photographic proposal, I intend to create a series of still lives, in the Morandi style, with plastic bottles that I collect after consuming their content or that I find on the street. Contrary to what the title of the work might suggest (which corresponds to the official terminology to designate household waste), the still lives are imbued with an ethereal atmosphere, immersed in light, as if it were a mirage or a divine apparition. This contrast between the seriousness of the problem and the formal treatment, characterized by fragility and aspiration to certain perfection, is one of my favorite resources.

Solid Waste series
Solid Waste series

50 x 66,5 cm

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Solid Waste series
Solid Waste series

50 x 66,5 cm

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Solid Waste series
Solid Waste series

30 x 40 cm

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Solid Waste series
Solid Waste series

30 x 40 cm

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Solid Waste series
Solid Waste series

50 x 66,5 cm

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Solid Waste series
Solid Waste series

50 x 66,5 cm

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Solid Waste series
Solid Waste series

90 x 119,5 cm

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Solid Waste series
Solid Waste series

90 x 119,5 cm

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Solid Waste series
Solid Waste series

95 x 126 cm

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Solid Waste series
Solid Waste series

90 x 160,5 cm

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