2017 — 2020
Unreal is a journey throughout the pre-alpine region of northern Italy, the forests of the southern Apennine and the Saxon suburbs of Germany. The province of Varese in particular is reflected on its numerous lakes’ turbid and calm waters near the mountains. Within these bodies of water streams are generated, which drag with them time and memory of the landscape’s identity itself. Thus, the province’s locations seem to become a wider tale that does not embrace solely one specific area, but it rather deduces the subtlest aspects of what it means to inhabit.
With Unreal, Giacomo infantino wanted to examine the perception of the landscape, of its contemporary nature, on the limit of a more and more complex and at risk coexistence; in between urban and natural, non-places and anthropized nature, fascination and reality. By approaching with cinematographic method through a real visual and bright experimentation on the field, through light installations of dreamlike perspectives, the photographer tried to raise a new awareness of the places he lives in, shedding light on the fragilities and the most hidden and ephemeral potentialities.