Simvaldo Benedicto – Breath #3042 by Gabriele Corni

In this project, water represents the everyday. The casing that contains us. I find it very interesting to portray people in apnea. Each time I am fascinated to see that – while breathless – we are forced to abandon any ideal projection of ourselves. The awareness of “being portrayed” and the resulting willingness to “looking good” are completely undermined by the urgent and inalienable need to breathe.

Apnea reveals our self-control, forcing us to violently experience our deep attachment to breath.

I wanted to interpret this condition as a “state of procured sincerity”.

Even when the subject is not completely immersed, these portraits narrate the alternation between emerged and submerged states that mark our time. (
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