Kingdom Of Screaming Stones
The portfolio presented here is a sort of imaginary diary following a trip to Armenia. The memory of its monasteries performed through photographic sketches made by Polaroid transfer on watercolour paper. Frescoes of monasteries isolated by steep cliffs become graffiti detached from the rock of the emotions: a way to transfer the reality in an imaginary game to reach the areas of the suggestion. Reminiscences appointed by the impressions of the trip and processed by the factory of the nostalgia in a weaving graphics where the filter of memory marks the infinite possibilities of instant photography. In the emulsions of photographic gelatine the facades of churches and monasteries become the feeling that pass over the memory. An universe tinted by reminiscences, in which the blurred reflection of the past is hidden in the shelter of stones that often bear the traces of events pigeonholed in the history. The photographic gelatine loses the rigor of the camera lens and its dependence on the light, but opens the lids of the time that seems to listen the words used by Osip Mandelstam to define Armenia: "Kingdom of screaming stones"