Filippo Minelli's work is based on the creation of artworks representing reality through concepts expressed with words and silence. His practice led him to scout the perfect locations for interventions and to use them as setting for artworks, getting sense thanks to their relation with the surroundings. After many years focusing on words Minelli started focusing also on their completing part, so he started the ongoing series 'Silence/Shapes' in early 2010 to give a physical shape to silence. As first medium to realize his idea he chose eco-friendly chemicals used to create smokebombs and to juxtapose them with the romantic idea of beauty of natural landscapes. As smokebombs are a medium traditionally devoted to create chaos in political demonstrations the aim is to show that beauty can be found in clashing visions, making visible what is invisible for it’s own nature. This visual effect is re-enacting in photography what Kurosawa did with sound in his movies, leaving the spectator astonished by materializing silence all at once, removing the audio after chaotic scenes.
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