It’s worth the heat. In Teramo “Under a lucky star and other natural stories” …

It’s worth the heat. In Teramo “Under a lucky star and other natural stories” …
It’s worth the heat. In Teramo “Under a lucky star and other natural stories” …

Under a lucky star and other Natural Histories It is Francesco Mussida’s first solo exhibition in Teramo. The exhibition includes over 50 original silver salt prints handmade with ancient and entirely analogue techniques.

The silver salt prints, as tangible objects capable of testifying to the encounter between light and matter, find a symbolic correspondence with fossils and plant impressions brought on display by Alessandro Paterna of the OPHIS Paleontological Museum and Herpetological Center of Teramo .

Photographs, fossils and impressions have been compared by virtue of an analogy that makes all these objects attributable to what is capable of testifying, documenting or handing down: they are in fact all traces of something that has existed in time and space and are able to tell natural stories.

All the shots presented in this exhibition were taken with analogue cameras and the silver salt prints were made in the darkroom with entirely manual processes.

Working in analog means leaving a door open to the passage of time. Every characteristic of the analogue shot is sublimated with the work in the darkroom and becomes a specific clue to the here and now experienced during shooting, during film development and finally during printing.

The mission behind this choice is to preserve a natural space between the observer and the observed subject, avoiding any type of digital interpretation of reality, always keeping variables such as light, time and emotions involved.

 
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