People, Object and Landscape
How to self(re)design a moment of our own existence.
“I have a memory of when I was a child, of a family picture that was hanging in the house, one of those with so many passe-partouts; with my photo, that of my sister, the closest relatives and my mom and dad’s, happy to look at each other. It wasn’t until years later that I noticed the pictures of my parents was actually a collage.” Fotocollage made of two photographs.
The aim is to create an image that is as real as possible. By recreating a moment that never happened.
The first photograph will be the subject (a person, an object…) and the second will be the background. (a room, a landscape…) The second image can also include one person or you can crop even more subjects from other images, you can also use magazine clippings or other images that you find online, or you can ask a friend to send a photo. In short, there is no real Dogma. The important thing is to create a situation with a lot of intensity. Analogue procedure: Take two pictures from the time capsule, cut out the subject from the first picture… in the foreground and paste it on the second photograph chosen as the background, so as to recreate an image as plausible as possible, pay attention to the proportions. Cut out the parts that look out of the background image, frame the collage and hang it up on the wall as a souvenir of a good time gone by, or on the refrigerator.
Retrieve two photographs from your hard drive, cut out the subject with Photoshop. then you drag the subject in the background, climb and arrange the level in the best possible way. Pay attention to intensity and direction of light. With the computer you can make many corrections to the image, but in the less you do the better. If you have a printer available you can print the collage and place it among the souvenir photos, or you can share it on your favorite social networks.
Alterazioni Video is a group of five artists founded in Milan in 2004 and based in Palermo, Berlin and New York. The members of the group are Paololuca Barbieri, Alberto Caffarelli, Matteo Erenbourg, Andrea Masu and Giacomo Porfiri. Their work has been exhibited in important museums and foundations around the world including:Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2005, 52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale 2007, Manifesta 7 Rovereto 2008, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2009, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin 2010, Maxxi Museum, Rome 2010, Performa 09 and 11 New York, MoMA PS1 Performance Dome New York 2012, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York 2013, PAC Milan 2014, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum Berlin 2015, Quadriennale di Roma 2016, Film retrospective at Spazio Oberdan Milan 2016, Manifesta 12 Palermo 2018, Campoli Presti Gallery Paris 2019, VAC Foundation Venice 2019.
They have published two volumes:
Turbo Film – the uncertain future of moving images. Lupetti Editore
Unfinished – the birth of a style. Humboldt Books Publisher