la vue is a free semester work. Theoretically I was inspired by Jean-Paul Sartres philosophy about The Look in his work Being and Nothingness. Sartre gives the look of the other a decisive role in the constitution of self-awareness. Through the look of the other, we recognize ourselves as part of this world.
Core element of the work is the photographed subject that returns the gaze of the beholder. A portrait of a person freezes him in his imagery. There is no life, no progress possible. The person is exposed to the gaze of the viewer. Through the video portray, the subject receives a peculiar vitality. The relation between the viewer and the photographed person is almost equitable.
Thanks to Giulia Fumagalli