Still Waters is a photographic project and a site-specific installation born from the creative mind of Federica Terracina. It represents the result of an intensive research and investigation which helped the artist to take a position, to draw inspiration and motivate in the realization of the work. She starts by an artifice on the language of advertising to become aware of the changing of the metropolitan scenarios related to the production of waste, become aware by producing a fashion line, the artist creates clothes made from recycled materials at low cost. Some materials derive from the ReMida of Biella which addresses to the ecology by enhancing waste as objects, useful for living a creative and educational experience in the respect of the environment. In order to interpret the models the artist “re-uses” young students and workers by placing them in a space tragically common. By working with the aim to recover the waste there is the intention to hold them and use them as a guide for those who remain and also to exploit them, them as a guide for those who remain and also to exploit them, by supporting a political position on the management of consumption.
The exhibition is the result of a marriage between art and techné born from the encounter of the imagination of Federica and the watchful eye of the young Neapolitan photographer Davide Adamo.
Glossy photos, a careful study of light in order to outline the formulas well known in the market of fashion, almost with the intention to provoke a system which free insults our awareness and leatens the health of all of us. The project has been enriched by the sound component, recordings which tell the path to get the photographic shoots and in places of exchanging goods, such as the markets, the port, the stores. A project ironically bitter that describes and condemns the lack of responsibility from the past generation which is still present. A meditation on a status quo which will impact the future with effects both alarming and catastrophic.
photo by Davide Adamo
artistic direction and costume by Federica Terracina
with the participation of:
Davide Arpaia, Diana Di Gennaro, Eleonora Tozzi, Felicia Bianco, Flavia Riccardi, Szymon Pigula, Svevo de Notari