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Photographer
Ilaria Ferretti
Bestiario
Photographer
Ilaria Ferretti
Bestiario
Photographer
Ilaria Ferretti
Bestiario
Photographer
Ilaria Ferretti
Bestiario
Photographer
Ilaria Ferretti
Bestiario
Photographer
Ilaria Ferretti
Bestiario
Photographer
Ilaria Ferretti
Bestiario
Photographer
Ilaria Ferretti
Bestiario
Photographer
Ilaria Ferretti
Bestiario
Photographer
Ilaria Ferretti
Bestiario
Photographer
Ilaria Ferretti
Bestiario
Gomma Photography Grant 2022 Finalists

Gomma Photography Grant 2022

Bestiario

Photographer

Ilaria Ferretti

Bestiario

11 Jan, 2023

With the sentence "...that life is a movement upward with a final click." Julio Cortazar describes in the Bestiario the consciousness-raising of a small white rabbit in front of his impending murder. The click in question is the one of the trigger, an onomatopoeic term that describes, at the same time, the sound of a weapon and that of the camera when shooting. 'Shoot and Kill' to see and let see, not death but the invisible part of an innocent being, his spotless soul, to redeem it, to bring back up the eaten, to free an animal forever from the pain and, if possible, from his grisly fate. (Ilaria Ferretti) This is a selection of ten photographs from my BESTIARIO series. The entire series includes other photos of farmyard animals. The series includes at the moment three chapters: photos with single animals; photos with groups of animals; photos of sheep. Photos were taken with black and white negative film. The final works are gelatin silver prints.

About the photographer

Ilaria Ferretti

Ilaria Ferretti was born in 1980 in Fabriano (Italy). In 2002, she graduated in Photography at the European Institute of Design (IED) of Turin. She lives and works between the Marches and Turin. Through the manipulation of colour and an expert use of developing techniques, she creates visionary images that unite mystic thoughts with universal beauty. Author and architect Pippo Ciorra defined her work as being ‘Punk-Romantik’. She collaborates with Ares Contemporary gallery of Lugano (Switzerland). In 2011, she co-founded the PHOS Centre for Photography in Turin. From 2005 to 2016, she had been a lecturer of Dark Room Techniques and Fine Art Printing at the Department of Photography of the European Institute of Design (IED) of Turin. In 2019, she became visiting professor at the School of Architecture and Design of the University of Camerino, where she is leading a documentary project about social housing at the Hotel House of Porto Recanati. In 2020, she has been invited to take part to the Italia in-attesa project, held by Italian Ministry of Culture, together with some of the most important artists-photographers in Italy and she recently exhibited to Fondazione Palazzo Magnani of Reggio Emilia, Villa Pignatelli Museum of Naples, Palazzo Barberini of Rome. Her latest solo exhibits have been presented to Leica Store Turin, MUST Gallery of Lugano (Switzerland) and Lavi! City of Bologna. In 2015, her series Bestiario has been exhibited at the Arte Fiera of Bologna. This series was further published in the book ‘ANIMAE. The invisible sources of the artworks...’ (Vernon Press, USA) by Emma Coccioli, together with a detailed interview to the artist.