COSTANZA GASTALDI

GÉOGRAPHIE SENTIMENTALE COLLECTION

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These photographic images are born from the acute desire to better apprehend the world, to transfigure the ephemeral and analyse the present in order to imagine the future. This work contains a form of anteriority of time, making of it a latter of knowledge, involving an active role of Man. Moreover, the mastering of time belongs to the photographer. Those photographs capture and restore in images time as it is lived in conscience and as the way it is also manipulated by fantasy. It appears independently from all outside reference.

Time is not given ready-made but is produced and redrawn partly according to the imagination. It is created in us and refers to the power of synthesis and the escape of each. This box thus sketches an experimental and sentimental journey where each perception comes from the past, hangs on the present and already announces the future. To illustrate it, think of Images, of melody; it is not total, but only a current phase. An act of contraction captures sounds to form a synthesis. In other words, the photographed subject is the result of a fusion: thanks to memory, the past nourishes the present perception of "original impressions" and anticipates the future. In the same way as the melody, the isolated cliché or this box set as a whole, will appear to the spectators as a whole, but, in reality, they are each constituted on the one hand by memory, perception and expectation. This work is like a journey, a journey where the present would be stopped, a present, the one lived and which refers to the synthesis of the whole time. The purpose of this journey is not to arrive, but to experience it: through the photographic medium, can we reach the past and through it to glimpse the future? Photography would then be a privileged way to travel in time, and this long series invitation to travel, a journey beyond my own perception and materialization of time, my time.

Géographie sentimentale 1
Géographie sentimentale 1

2017, Switzerland Fine art print on Hahnemühle 308 gsm 60 X 80 cm

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Géographie sentimentale 2
Géographie sentimentale 2

2016, France Fine art print on Hahnemühle 308 gsm 60 X 80 cm

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Géographie sentimentale 3
Géographie sentimentale 3

2017, Switzerland Fine art print on Hahnemühle 308 gsm 60 X 80 cm

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Géographie sentimentale 4
Géographie sentimentale 4

2016, Biarritz, France Fine art print on Hahnemühle 308 gsm 60 X 80 cm

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