An ordinary story

The living together creates a parallel world, where public and private end up to be somehow intertwined. Through these self-portraits, I conceived the relationship with my partner as a journey, a creative reciprocity amongst the one, the other and the space. The house is a place of the living together that conveys a process during which we experimented multiple layers of intimacy.

Starting from our own experience as a couple, I adopted an absurd language to metaphorically explore possible dynamics that occur within couples’ relationships and everyday lives.

The presence of specific books in each image suggests a further narrative layer and bridge to face the traps of the routine, through deep reflections and paradoxical figurative outcomes.

Questioning the possible links amongst the absurd, the everyday objects, the everyday spaces and the inner dynamics, I looked for an ordinary surreal story of connections where all the imaginable can be dreamt, set and performed.

With An ordinary story – started in 2018 – I explored the tension towards possible changes and role-exchanges through metaphorical performances that see the couple and the living together as “spaces” of utopias and dystopias.

The couple as an intertwining of difficulties and complicities aiming to the achieve common intents and ideals. In this regard, starting from our own experience as a couple, these performative pictures intend to tell a journey through several obstacles towards a common ideal.

A suitcase for a journey together, open to be filled of new objects, new elements and unknown consequences. We put in it dreams and nightmares, pain and fears, egoism and complicity, strength and weakness, sweetness and anger, doubts, certainties and mistakes, attention, disregard and obsessions, playfulness and roughness, past and present, flaws and qualities.
We put in it ourselves, reflecting on humanity, role plays and role-exchanges, on our imagination and creativity.

 

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