by Simona Ghizzoni
Unfamiliar creates a profound negotiation between the essence of animals (or what remains of them), man and the animal side of the human being, by digging into the oblivion of natural traces. The constant reduction of ecosystems creates new geographies of disorientation, in which man and animal now seem to coexist only in an imaginary space, a rêverie. Simona Ghizzoni interprets this uprooted humanity, through self-portraiture: a fantastic nature overlaps the real landscape, repopulating it with lost animals.
Simona Ghizzoni (Reggio Emilia, 1977) is a photographer, artist and activist for women’s rights. Most of her work stems from personal issues, which she processes and interprets through photography and video. She is co-founder of MAPS Images.
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