Constanza Piaggio’s photographs in Paris
By Carolina Castro
Constanza Piaggio’s present work, “On the Other Shore,” consists of two videos and a series of 10 pictures, which take us to the unique landscape found near her temporary home for three months, the artists residence Gyeonggi Creation Center in South Korea.
Confronted with a new territory which has its own language and codes, she tries through a visual language to go beyond the barriers of the unknown, looking to expand the limits of her world.
By means of an intense exploration of the small island of Daebu, the artist makes it possible to assimilate the scenery and its codes, thus giving us a certain feeling of closeness. Her videos and her delicate pictures go all over diaphanous horizons, mysterious shipwrecks, suggestive fruits and rice fields, moving slowly, allowing us to come along with her in her discoveries.
These images, where time extends until it melts into a deep meditation, attempt to connect us both with the scenery and with what the artist isn’t able to filter through the camera. That is why the video is not subtitled; it puts into evidence the impossibility of the language and the fragmentation of the information.
The show is presented by YAM Gallery at Galeria Talmart in Paris.