TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Special Effects

Drown In Time

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Special Effects
  • Photographer
    Matteo Donzelli
  • Technical Info
    Analog Manipulation Of Polaroid Sx-70 Instant Film Enlarged On 100x100 Cm Fine Art Paper
  • Photo Date

Lacerations, efflorescences, patinas, falls of matter: the fragile and lost world that Donzelli gives shape to is a poetic mirror that reflects the uncertainties of modern life. Drown in Time, the series of images resulting from the research conducted during the 2020/2021 pandemic, is a lucid and disenchanted reflection on the anxieties of contemporary existence. Through the analog manipulation of Sx-70 instant photos, Donzelli drowns his Polaroids into an “amniotic fluid” reaching a balanced equilibrium between form and chaos, between figuration and abstraction.