Giorgio di Noto showcases a selection of works that converge towards themes of temporariness, matter and distance. All the artworks, even if through different mediums – photography, 3D print, video – provide alternative points of view regarding the essence and the experience of vision, leading the viewer to face the nature of images and how they process and translate into memory. The analysis of the way in which we perceive, process and remember (or forget) images is the central concept that fuels Giorgio Di Noto’s research.
If Fading Frames Di Noto aspires to convey the real perception of images through an analog process that transforms them into blurred spots in our memory; within Matrix the artist showcases the underlying structure within the image through its translation into a digital file. The image is the result of chosen algorithms, that when applied to photographs, produce abstract compositions as a result of an
automaticelaboration that ultimately results in an secondary version of an image as its numerical skeleton.
With The Kiss, Di Noto’s practice shifts towards the attempt to translate a photograph into a three dimesional object. The Kiss - the iconic image by Robert Doisneau - from which the work take its title, is transformed into a seemingly abstract sculpture that reveals itself only in certain light conditions and in aspecific position. The essence of the work becomes the distance between the viewer and the object, as it determines the possibility of vision itself by forcing the spectator to seek a deep relationship with an ‘icon’ (both in physical and mental terms), or moreover with the mental image that we have of it. Finally, Screening is an installation composed of several lit monitors that appear completely white to the naked eye; only through a filter it becomes possible to see from a distance what the screens display, thus discovering a chaos of images that overlap, representing our daily uninterrupted relationship with them.