Il Vuoto deals with the themes of human absence and presence and its traces. In this work I enquire into the ephemeral side of human existence. Questioning how we fix memory to arrest the inevitability of its change and erasure of time. I investigate how the visual can reignite the memory; through the use of photography printed on a translucent material (Ped) and the impermanence of tape.
Boltanski speaks of the photograph as leaving behind an image that is no longer there – human subject that is now absent.1The elusive trace of human presence.
1. Eccher, Danilo. Christian Boltanski. Milano, Charta, 1997. P105