In the frame: Origin, 2020, from If You Could See Me Now
Edition size: 35
Dimensions: 22 x 31 cm
Pages: 92 p. + 1 insert
Process: HP Indigo Digital Printing
Photographs: Giacomo Colombo
Graphic design: Luca Longobardi
Signed and numbered
If You Could See Me Now
Since music is written, performed and experienced by human beings who express their innermost thoughts, impressions and feelings, it describes the human nature. Indeed, the musical expression can be treated as a combination of the whole gathered encounters, studies, elaborations and ways of looking at the reality from a subjective point of view.
Bouncing between emotional inclinations and logic thinking processes where everything is interconnected, music manifests its mystery: a slowing of time occurs, where all the mentioned elements come together and look towards somewhere else.
If You Could See Me Now combines photographic piano recordings with staged settings to illustrate my relationship with music. The work reflects my perception of everyday life in a specific intimate space: my father’s studio. Just like the title of the popular jazz ballad, If You Could See Me Now oscillates between sound and image in an effort to stimulate visual thinking on the psychological and emotional relationship with music.
The main subject of this sequence, an upright piano, is contemplated through the repetition of formal details and changes of perspective. In an attempt to understand the universe around me and utilising a spectrum of photographic portraits, still lifes, and stagings, I freely juxtapose memories from the past and impressions of the present: conversations with my father the pianist, the flow of dust particles on the instrument, a composition of tangled cables, a musical score hung on the wall, a faded memory.