Untitled / 2008


INABSENTIA

2014


I consider photography as a medium able to speak for itself, without the support of texts or other explanation devices. My ongoing research on the idea of ambiguity pushed me to search a narrative form that is at the same time able to reveal and to hide.

I understand this series of pictures as an attempt to create a narration trough the gathering of different single impressions, which apparently have no connections between them.

Even though the human figure is addressed, it is never showed: it is present in absentia.

Its direct view would be to too explicit, instead I portrayed the violences of the traces men have left in the landscape by being absent.



http://www.spelavolcic.net/files/gimgs/46_spelavolcicinabsentia.jpg
Arcs radiate from the node,2014
http://www.spelavolcic.net/files/gimgs/46_2spela.jpg
As light as dust, 2008
http://www.spelavolcic.net/files/gimgs/46_6spela.jpg
Once again they sink,2009
http://www.spelavolcic.net/files/gimgs/46_spelapavsicdef2.jpg
I saw mountains,2009
http://www.spelavolcic.net/files/gimgs/46_spelavolcic4.jpg
Untitled, 2014
http://www.spelavolcic.net/files/gimgs/46_4spela.jpg
As light as dust as snow,2013
http://www.spelavolcic.net/files/gimgs/46_spelavolcicinabsentia2.jpg
Ground depth,2008
http://www.spelavolcic.net/files/gimgs/46_spelainabsentiaallestimento.jpg
VIR Open Studio, Milan
Installation view