Federika
Ponnetti

1974, Roma (RM)

RITRATTI DI FAMIGLIE CON DONNE AFFETTE DALLA SINDROME DI WONDER WOMAN (2016)

Affected by the Wonder Woman syndrome, in the “Everything and Now” era, I investigate the multirole-at-the-same-time frenzy, high-performance demand and difficulty of selecting among tons of stirrings. My photography is urgent, intimate, domestic. With an ironic and sometimes conceptual point of view, I try to seize the energy of people and situations. With this my first moving images work I enter, with a camera, the living rooms of 9 families with Wonder Woman mums: demanding jobs, from 2 to 4 children, complicated lives in their organization. In the name of personal, professional, familiar and social fulfilment.

 

PERFORMING THE SOFA (2017)

 

Affected by the Wonder Woman Syndrome, in the “Everything and Now” era, I investigate the frenzy of demand for high-standard performances.

The sofa is the centre of my home, the key witness to what goes on within these four walls, where we express our personality without filters.

By interpreting this sofa with my body I’ve tried to express my feelings as a woman, mother, wife, in the family context, indeed with regard to the ambitions going beyond those four walls and all the emotions, also oppositive, that nowadays a woman feels, struggling with her drives to personal, professional, familiar and social fulfilment.

I have investigated the strain due to the conflict between these desires which seem to prevail one over the other.

My photography, using still and moving images, is urgent, intimate, domestic and social at the same time. From an ironic and sometimes conceptual point of view, I try to seize the energy of people and situations.

 

Works

Federika Ponnetti, Performing the sofa, 2017, inkjet print and video
Federika Ponnetti, Ritratti di famiglie con donne affette dalla sindrome di Wonder Woman, 2016, 4 split screen video