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Alessandra Piolotto: Photo Trouvée // Compost, Waste and Fertility

8 October 2020 @ 19:00 - 20:30

Micamera and Cinema Beltrade propose a meeting point between photography and cinema: “Photo trouvée. La parole all’immagine.” (Photo trouvée. The word to the image) is a cycle of photos and stories, at times mysterious and dense with perspectives and double backgrounds, revealed and deciphered by Alessandra Piolotto.

Thursday, October 8: White fungus and Potnia Theron, bacteria grow and life grows, Oxford 1927 (from the series: Compost, Waste and Fertility).
Presentation at 7 pm

From the title of an English photographic collection of the 1920s Alessandra Piolotto begins a new biopolitical investigation of the body, among the amateur photographic archives all over the world through a path that transversally addresses the concept of biological mixing, waste fertility, compost. Life continues in multiple and unexpected ways.
Here is the symbiotic relationship between microorganisms and the camouflage between a mushroom, a bark and a moth, proof of ancient alliances, even older than the myths themselves, of mortal gorgons, and of Hellenic terracotta figurines of Potnia Theron, the Lady of the Animals.

It is called Photo Trouvée – La parola all’immagine and is a work in which the writing of short stories by Alessandra Piolotto comes from the observation of images taken by strangers, belonging to a collective and widespread archive.
It is a work of writing that therefore has its origin in a practice of attention to the eye.

Every month a photograph, together with the story, is exhibited at the Cinema Beltrade in Milan.

Photo Trouvée – La parola all’immagine is a project by Alessandra Piolotto in collaboration with Giulia Zorzi / Micamera.


8 October 2020
19:00 - 20:30
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