I am in love with everything that is glass made. Artistically speaking, glass is one of my great passions, an obsession of mine.
In city development (especially in the last 40 years), architects worldwide have favoured glass as a building material for its transparency, which is synonymous with brightness.
The massive use of glass in buildings (public and private) is justified everywhere by the increased number of facilities and their growing proximity.
Little space between buildings means less light in each apartment.
Glass is functional to increase the pleasantness and livability of homes. In the northern countries, this has always been the primary construction practice.
But in the extensive use of glass in new apartments and offices worldwide, there is a precise psychological indication: daily life is increasingly exposed, an invitation to exhibitionism and voyeurism.
The intimate life becomes like a fiction movie to see on TV, a perfect product for mass consumption.
YOU CAN LOOK BUT NOT TOUCH
This whole thing is like a push towards everyday life virtualization and spectacularity.
The glass allows you to see but also to isolate.
A window (which can always be opened if desired) becomes like the glass of a TV or Personal Computer monitor.
But a wall, even if made of glass, always remains a wall.
ALL THE WORLD IS A SHOWCASE
The phenomenon of globalization is the main responsible for the existence commodification of each of us.
Look around you.
Many young people think that being an ‘influencer’ is a profession.
For many of them, it represents a career to invest in.
This phenomenon represents, for me, the saddest thing in the world: the overwhelming power of emptiness is winning in their hearts.
LIKE IN AN AQUARIUM
I have bizarre dreams in my life’s most challenging and stressful times.
The scenarios have changed over the years, but an ever-present element remains unchanged.
In the dream, somewhere, there is always an aquarium; sometimes, it is just a little glass vase with only one inhabitant, but often it appears enormous and can contain thousands of individuals.
But no endangered fish or exotic, colourful species swim in these aquariums. Human beings swim there with dull, glassy eyes.
An unpleasant vision that feels apocalyptic.
I wake up upset, nervous, and furious.
THE VALUE OF TRANSPARENCY
My photographic works are full of glass because transparency is one of my personal values.
My transparency doesn’t indicate the quality of being ‘invisible’, but it’s the possibility of looking through and beyond.
Anyway, you can always buy a good pair of glasses.
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