Roberta Segata : Performing Light

ROBERTA SEGATA
PERFORMING LIGHT

10th May – 29th June 2012
Via G.B. Morgagni 31b
Milano

Contemporary presents ‘PERFORMING LIGHT’, at the ‘Foro Buonaparte 46’ in Milan, from 10th May to 8th June, artist Roberta Segata’s Personal Collection.The exhibition includes an anthology of her work, in groups of small series. Each series is a story.The narration of each is story inspired by its setting, which becomes an active participant. The artist began photographing her homeland, Trentino, exploring it as if it was a research project in itself, fruit of this enchanting place, and managing to capture its magic in unexpected places. This sensitivity also allows the telling of a story between man and his environment, underlining at its foundation the vital charge of Nature. Roberta Segata’s work combines photography and video with her performance of dance. Each shot is an event.

Her projects are often created in the mountains and uncontaminated landscapes of her homeland, searching for connection to her roots. The images are central to the correlation between subject and background, producing playful and unexpected results. They are reflections on the relationship between man and nature – made up of contrast and contradictions, yet familiar and inseparable.

These pictures manage to capture in a still moment, the entire movement and strength of the image, conveying that much sought-after ironic illusion, thanks to the exchange between subject and background, and unusual visual perspectives. Each work is composed of a strong dualism made up of an extremely poetic aspect, and of play, which is seen as a fundamental element, and is created by improbable positions and disorientating effects which inspire wonder in the observer of the photographs. They bring a smile to the face of the spectator: this is their magic; the expression of how this work and the relationship between man and nature should be lived, with its inevitable contrasts, which can still be resolved through recognising in them the essence of home.

After Dark_Firefly#4, 2010, Stampa fotografica inkjet su carta baritata, cm 60x90 Ed. 3+1 p.a. - cm 40x60 Ed. 3+1 p.a.
After Dark_Firefly#3, 2010, Stampa fotografica inkjet su carta baritata, cm 60x90 Ed. 3+1 p.a. - cm 40x60 Ed. 3+1 p.a.
After Dark_Firefly#2, 2010, Stampa fotografica inkjet su carta baritata, cm 60x90 Ed. 3+1 p.a. - cm 40x60 Ed. 3+1 p.a.
After Dark_Firefly#1, 2010, Stampa fotografica inkjet su carta baritata, cm 60x90 Ed. 3+1 p.a. - cm 40x60 Ed. 3+1 p.a.
After Dark_Migrant#1, 2010, Stampa fotografica inkjet su carta baritata, cm 60x90 Ed. 3+1 p.a. - cm 40x60 Ed. 3+1 p.a.
After Dark_Migrant#2, 2010, Stampa fotografica inkjet su carta baritata, cm 60x90 Ed. 3+1 p.a. - cm 40x60 Ed. 3+1 p.a.
After Dark_Migrant#4, 2010, Stampa fotografica inkjet su carta baritata, cm 60x90 Ed. 3+1 p.a. - cm 40x60 Ed. 3+1 p.a.