AFTER THE APOCALYPSE – Photography series by Lori Nix

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“I am often asked questions about the inspiration for my work as well as my working process. As a ‘non-traditional’ photographer (I construct my subject matter rather than go find it) people find it hard to grasp what exactly it is that I do. And the fact that it is all done in front of the camera, with no digital manipulation, adds its own set of challenges. Building materials, lighting, issues of scale and space all become significant when you are recreating the world on a table top.”

Sono sempre stata attratta dalle aree dismesse, spazi abbandonati, il fascino dei non luoghi in cui i punti di riferimento cessano e si perde la propria geolocalizzazione.

Lori Nix sceglie scenari apocalittici che realizza con un delicato e complesso procedimento: l’artista del Kansas, abituata a tornado e tempeste, replica in miniatura gli oggetti e le scene e li organizza in un diorama (ambientazioni in scala ridotta di circa 150cm realizzate in mesi di lavoro) questo processo assicura la perfetta riproduzione della realtà nello scatto.

L’inspirazione nasce dai film catastrofe anni 70 come “Il pianeta delle scimmie”, “The Poseidon Adventure” e molti altri che per anni hanno imperversato come kolossal nelle sale.

La serie “The City” è una palese critica verso la civilizzazione, le tecnologie invasive ma anche la vanità dell’uomo che conduce all’isolamento e distruzione. La natura recalma il suo spazio. La rottura, il collasso sono un modo per scuotere il mondo antropocentrico, tutte le funzioni di controllo e salvaguardia che l’uomo mette in atto risultano assurde dopo la catastrofe, artifici che la natura smaschera mostrandosi come l’unico vero e solido bastione.

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