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Francesco Romoli und sein Projekt The Dark City

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Der italienische Fotograf und Künstler Francesco Romoli präsentiert sein Projekt „The Dark City“.

The Dark City besteht aus den zwei Serien „Possible Worlds“ und „Reality show“. Die eine Serie entstand durch den Einsatz analoger Technik, in diesem Fall einer Polaroid Kamera. Die andere Serie durch den Einsatz digitaler Bildmanipulation.

Ich sehe düstere Häuser in einer zum Teil surrealen Umgebung. Die Bilder wirken auf mich etwas bedrückend und geheimnisvoll.

Was bedeutet die halbnackte Frau hinter dem Fenster? Ist der Mann, der regungslos auf dem Boden liegt, gestorben oder nur betrunken, oder nichts von beiden?

Die Bilder wecken Emotionen in mir und regen gleichzeitig zum nachdenken an.

Und ich finde, genau das machen großartige Bilder aus.

Romolis Arbeiten wurden bereits in zahlreichen Gruppen- und Einzelausstellungen gezeigt. Auch in vielen Print-und Onlinemedien wurden seine Arbeiten veröffentlicht.

Sehenswert sind auch seine Projekte void I-V, Artificial Intelligence, Pandemonium:Death&Rebirth, imaginary towns und auch postcards from the future.

„The Dark City project is based on two series, „Possible Worlds“ and „Reality show”, each achieved using very different techniques: an analogue technique, using a Polaroid, and a digital technique, using image manipulation. These techniques are often seen as being at odds with one other, with the one being viewed as more objective – a mirror of reality, and the other as being more ambiguous and ephemeral; however this work reveals them to be two sides of the same coin. Wooden models are made real through a heavy-handed manipulation and, at the same time, they are laid bare by a snapshot. I like to address the issue of reality, questioning our own senses, working on the boundary between the real and the unreal, that dream-like area where nothing is as it seems, where certainties vanish and definitions change their meaning.
I believe that one of an artist’s tasks is to drive our convictions and beliefs to the extreme, to put them „under stress“ and to see if they can withstand this collision. If they do, it means that they have  sound foundations, but if they don’t, they probably need to be reviewed and redefined. In this work, „material“ aspects relating to the physical construction of the city coexist alongside traditional studio photographic techniques and digital manipulation techniques. Consequently, both series show us a different point of view, but with a common denominator. Dark City is disturbing, just as disturbing as losing touch with reality, when differences emerge quickly, points of reference collapse in on themselves, and the certainty of doubt is all that remains.“ (Statement Francesco Romoli)

Main street - © Francesco RomoliMain street © Francesco Romoli

The forest - © Francesco RomoliThe forest © Francesco Romoli

6.00 am - © Francesco Romoli6.00 am © Francesco Romoli

The attic - © Francesco RomoliThe attic © Francesco Romoli

Saturday evening - © Francesco RomoliSaturday evening © Francesco Romoli

Waiting - © Francesco RomoliWaiting © Francesco Romoli

 

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Quelle: © All pictures in this blog post by Francesco Romoli with written permission

 

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