Gabriele
Lei

1986, Modena

DISPLACEMENTS (2014)

 

Displacements is a visual representation. 10 images in which experiences, visions and the constant movements of the world are reflected. Places and stories in their own right. A direct framing on a moment, yet without any claim to temporal or geographical specificity. An explicative image, able to provide every visitor with his/her own personal idea.

Be it a memory or a moment of life gone by, it matters not. The idea of such as distinction is entirely abolished through the images. Before a photograph, we cannot but do away with the dividing line between one state and the other. A sequence without interludes. Between the non-mediation of the black/white binomial.

Personal experiences thus fill the anonymity of times and places, giving an intrinsic meaning to the neutral aspect of the photo. The only representation is in those shots in which there is a shift towards an instinctive being. From evening to day. From one continent to another.
Bound to the vision offered by the lens which, without pretence, serves its purpose, placing its captured image before the eyes of the audience, and leaving the ultimate interpretation to them. In this sense, ultimately, the true protagonists are the observers. Capable of seeing their own representation in every shot.

Works

Gabriele Lei, Displacements, 2014, gelatin silver print, 20×25 cm
Gabriele Lei, Soft Concrete, 2013, gelatin silver print, 20×30 cm
Gabriele Lei, Soft Concrete, 2013, gelatin silver print, 20×30 cm
Gabriele Lei, Soft Concrete, 2013, gelatin silver print, 20×30 cm