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The photography of Giacomo Vanetti inquires the traits of a corporeality that is questioned by the concept of organic unity itself.

Where does the human skin ends? Do bodies still preserve the form of a certain internal organization or is it the throat that feels and the belly that smells? 

The obsession for a body that perfectly suits the state of being contemporary, a body that never “is” but always “becomes”, gives life to a different repetition that captures and recaptures an anatomy made from stolen gestures and silent poses. 

A clear love for the declinations, that even in its analogical roots the photographic technique enables, is the formal counterpoint of the choose of scenes that express their complexity starting from the moment when they come to be as images, without necessarily being subjected to any digital processing.

Sometimes the subjects are filmed and re-photographed by the artist. This causes a game of metalinguistic references that leads to unexpected reactions.

The fold, the smear, the mistake, are integral parts of a “figural” expression that transcends any possibility of imitation, and shamelessly exhibits a kind of dark excess: the “afterthought” of desire.

Camilla Martinelli.