POETICS, AESTHETICS, COMPOSITION:
About the exhibition:
"To the question 'What is my place in the world?', I attempt to answer with this collection of shots."
The series I decided to show in Hidden is called 'Qui sempre. Qui forse. Qui mai.' which can be translated as 'Here always. Here maybe. Here never.' Idea of this series comes from the process of searching for one's origins. To the question “What is my place in the world?”, I attempt to answer with this collection of shots. In search of a location where I can feel at home, I have collected, over the past two years, moments when I have felt more or less close to the constantly shifting idea of origins.
'Here always' will not necessarily be always, and 'here never' could become a maybe.The theme of existence shifts on a continuous axis between the rational and the irrational, while being characterized by the unrepeatability and precariousness of places, emotions, and situations. In the end, finding the right place does not so much depend on actual physical displacement, as much as it does on a mental journey.
Erika Pellicci trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and obtained a master’s degree in Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 2020. Winner of the Combat Art Tracker 2021 award, she currently continues her artistic career in Berlin.
Her research focuses on the relationship between body and space through the performative experience as a testimony of reality. The main medium she uses is photography.
Why we chose Erika:
"There’s something very raw and daring about Erika's photos."
When looking at Erika’s photos for the first time I was instantly intrigued by how diverse in terms of style her photographs are while there’s something very similarilry raw and daring about all of them at the same time. Her ability of capturing the spirit of the moment always exactly in the form that is needed is admirable.