In today’s culture it is now widely accepted that there exists a virtual space, a space that refers to reality, shapes, colors and sounds, but differs in its physical intangible characteristics.
Everything now goes through this rectangle light, we are connected to the real world through screens forexample, computers, cell phones and ipod etc. We live in the real world through these simulations.
Using Internet sites which are dedicated to online chats with web cams, I noticed that some people I talked withwere surrounded in darkness – the only source of light that illuminated them was the monitor of their computer.
I re-photographed the webcam images of these people and their lit faces.
Light portraits,where the light impresses directly on the illuminated face and leaves the rest in obscurity, the space disappears, leaving the face surrounded by darkness.
We approach the world through a screen, through the dimensions of this visual rectangle we remain in constant contact with everything that surrounds us,a two-dimensional reality, in which the field that receives the gaze is always vertical, a field, or a screen, or a monitor that contains everything we need. Nowadays we have more to do with the multitude of screens : any television, telephone or computer being turned on attracts and almost forces us physically to follow what is happening. We are so focused on translating the world from a screen that we often lose the ability to see the world without mediation.