Who Watches Whom
I want to show my irresistible attraction for the spectacle offered by the spectators in all events. This project has something in common with the just now published 8 years- long project by Alex Majoli (Magnum Agency ) about the “theatricality of life. It also shares, with a different retrospective, the theme of “who watches whom”with Fabio Torre’s "Camera Work", recently exhibited in ClampArt , Manhattan NY.
In Torre’s work the focus is on the camera as masterpieces identified with the image creators, all of them embedded in a reciprocity of glazes, imagination and images. Torre breaks the wall between the handware and the imagination. In my work, the participation and intrinsec theatricality of spectators, which brings down the "fourth wall" between artists and the public, becomes my participation too, and puts me on the tightrope, the fil rouge the fil rouge that underlies the mass of spectators and unites us to the artists on stage:as photographers, if we can see the fil rouge, we can only show it by breaking through the fourth wall with our camera. So, we too are on the tightrope, and we must try not to fall.
In the presentation as photobook or dyptichs, many photos from different music or sport events are assembled together for a physical "fusion", not just an imaginary one : I want to emphasize the importance of real encounters, of participation, as opposed to "social networks", result and cause of social distance. What do Concerts in South Africa and Greece have in common with Rugby Tournements ? It is what burns me inside, the search for what we have in common.. A visual union that words cannot represent.