ELENA DAMIANI

 

 

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The unstable transparency of the prints on silk chiffon is relative to the light and the viewer’s position, varying continually as we move around them. As apparitions or ghosts the images portrayed appear or vanish in the space as fade-out recollections of a distant landscape. Hence, these impressions appear as oscillatory surfaces that fluctuate between presence and absence and contingent objects that shift as a result of what surrounds them.


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Fading Field N.1. Digital print on silk chiffon. 2012

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Fading Field N.2. Digital print on silk chiffon. 2012

 

The viewer struggles to grasp at once to totality of the image, which keeps fusing with the space in the background. As a result, the works function as constant reminders that it is only through the eyes of the present that we can catch a glimpse of the past, and that both realms -virtual and physical- merge constantly in the act of remembrance.

 

Fading Field N.3. Digital print on silk chiffon. 2013

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Fading Field N.3, detail, 2013

Fading Field N.4. Digital print on silk chiffon. 2013

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Fading Field N.5. Digital print on silk chiffon. 2013

Fading Field N.6. Digital print on silk chiffon. 2013

Fading Field N.7. Digital print on silk chiffon. 2013

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Fading Field N.8. Digital print on silk chiffon. 2014

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Fading Field N.9. Digital print on silk chiffon. 2015