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Massimiliano Gatti
1981, Voghera
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Fotosintesi is a photographic installation that explores the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh. Within it, Massimiliano Gatti focuses on asmall ideal world which hosts specimens of plants from right across the planet, living in an organised and regulated system, instrumental to their conservation and development. The garden is split into two different microcosms – the park and the conservatory – which within the installation are placed one in front of the other in two different blocks of images. In Giardino, a contemplative and wide-ranging attitude displays elements of a familiar and orderly kind of nature within an architectural setting. Selva on the other hand features a lush and thriving natural environment, apparently rebellious, depicted in the conservatory with a participatory approach making use of close-up framing. Placed in dialectic confrontation, almost as if they were thesis and antithesis, the two blocks come together in the installation as a whole, serving as a metaphor for the social complexity to be found within a community.

International Departures 2011

Gate 11, Special, Air

18th June | 31st July 2011

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Massimiliano Gatti
Fotosintesi, 2011
installation of 24 photographs
inkjet print on cotton paper, photorag e aluminium
2 x 1 x 1 m
© l’artista

Massimiliano Gatti
Fotosintesi, 2011
installation of 24 photographs
inkjet print on cotton paper, photorag e aluminuim
2 x 1 x 1 m
© the artist