An illuminated but empty billboard. It is there, seeds hidden the plants left free to grow, to remind us that there is nothing to advertise, there are no advantageous trips to make, there are no concerts to wait for, there are no films to watch, there are no events to attend.
This is just one of the photographs from “Tempo proprio“, the latest photographic project by Davide Maria Palusa that will be exhibited at Ph.ocus – About Photography, the fourth stage of Paratissima that will take place in Turin.
Born in 1989, Davide Maria Palusa was born in Trieste and graduated from APAB, the international school of photography in Florence.
At the center of his artistic research, we find the relationship and bond between nature and architecture that transforms his shots into a careful analysis of the space we live in, of what surrounds us.
Thanks to some of his past works, such as “Nel bene e nel mare” this theme has been developed in Sicily, where the natural landscape, the beaches and the sea create a contrast with architecture, which often reflects political and social problems.
It is precisely this careful analysis of the territory in which we live that also returns in “Tempo proprio“, a photographic series born after the lockdown of last Spring that shows how places familiar to us have changed their appearance, but also how we have begun to see them with different eyes.
“The months of personal detachment allowed us to look at the reality from a different perspective: we have new eyes that look at a completely transformed environment. Deprived of man, the space becomes an inedited atmosphere that can be observed in its most detailed nuances.
Actions and places that are ordinary for us become extraordinary, creating connections between human, natural and artificial.”