Aria buia

Dark air (Santa Giustina dam), 2020. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm
Dark air (Santa Giustina dam), 2020. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm
Dark air (Pazin), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 144 x 94 cm
Dark air (Pazin), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 144 x 94 cm
Dark air (Pluto abyss), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 164 x 110 cm
Dark air (Pluto abyss), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 164 x 110 cm
Dark air (Val Grande), 2017. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 70 cm
Dark air (Val Grande), 2017. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 70 cm
Dark air (San Michele Bridge) #2, 2018. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm
Dark air (San Michele Bridge) #2, 2018. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm
Dark air (San Michele Bridge), 2018. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm
Dark air (San Michele Bridge), 2018. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm
Dark air (Santa Giustina dam) #2, 2020. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm
Dark air (Santa Giustina dam) #2, 2020. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 100 x 67 cm

 

2015 – 2020

ARIA BUIA / DARK AIR




The Dark Air series began in 2015 with a project on the foibas of the area between Istria and Slovenia.
The hallmark of these shots is the gathering of slivers of unique natural landscapes, strongly contextualized socially and historically through my attempts to play with lighting to evoke reminiscence of the experience.

Spectacular nature often holds tragic stories and, because of this, evokes the feeling of the sublime, due to the dual emotional and visual spectacularism of these places. The pieces can, however, coexist beyond their context and become “non-places” open to new interpretations.

The peculiarity of the cotton paper renders the images almost pictorial and alive, as if they were real windows from which to look out, and even see and feel the air… of darkness.

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My research develops through the stratification of elements drawn from history and literature, social and cultural symbols evoking a sense of unreality, suspended between mystery and marginality.

Through photography and the installation, I return to the image the suggestions and the experiences lived, telling of primarily nocturnal worlds that generate a sort of temporal suspension and, at the same time, conceal new forms of truth.

 

 

 

SILVIA MARIOTTI

Lives and works in Milan (IT)

 

 

Education – workshop – residency

 

 

Awards

 

 

Selected solo show

 

 

Selected group show

 

 

Special projects

 

 

Publications

 

 

Interviews, reviews