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Nostalgic combination drifting into the sky


artist | Lucia Veronesi

2015

Photography / Edition of 5

30 × 22.5 cm / 11.8 × 8.9 in

Hahnemühle cotton paper / Baryta 310 gr.

Traditionally the dome placed on a square or rectangular basement: the square shape corresponds to the soil, to the human microcosm; the half-spherical shape is the macrocosm, the spiritual side, the Universe. The dome ... Read more
Hahnemühle cotton paper / Baryta 310 gr.

Traditionally the dome placed on a square or rectangular basement: the square shape corresponds to the soil, to the human microcosm; the half-spherical shape is the macrocosm, the spiritual side, the Universe. The dome is looking to an union between the soil and the sky, it is an apparent attempt to lower and to reach the firmament. The dome is trying to substitute the firmament, to take its own place. It contains it in a section and it is trying to give an order to the chaos of the Universe. The dome has a protective and comforting function.

'I wanted to bring back the meaning of the dome to its own domestic dimension: I thought at the huts of some tribes in Kenya, at the tuareg tents, at the yurtes from middle Asia with a hole on the roof which represents a window to the sky. It is connecting the earth with the 'cosmos'. I also consider the utopian projects from the 60's and the 70's: the living pods, the geodetic cupolas that look like houses and I thought about drop city. I imagined different cupolas with different sizes and I removed them from a solid basement. I collected images, I printed and I cutted out all of them. I positioned them in a painted background, a cosmic place. I took several pictures of different combinations as floating architectures. These architectures lost their gravitational force. They are domes floating and drifting into the Universe, lost and piled up in that sky which they would like to substitute and contain. Now, contrary to, they are wrapped from that same sky.' Read less
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