Landings

2006 | C-Print | 60 x 80 cm

In 2006 I travelled to China. While wandering around different cities, the first impression that struck me was the vertigo run: as I was walking I would feel smaller and smaller. I began a photographic series keeping in mind the metaphor of architecture seen as a 'zeitgeist' of place. By gaining access to the tallest buildings, I pointed my camera towards those portions of urbanity which would recount human scale: a theatre stage in an enormous square, footballers, laundry drying on a balcony of a 25 stories building. The lens's point of view is that of the more or less casual landing of a flying object, whereas the subject of the images is human miniaturisation. It developed a non homogenous photographic series, in which portions of humanity almost out of context stand out.