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Alessandra Gerevini goes on an introspective imaginary journey by the sea

Alessandra Gerevini Standing In Shallow Water 4

Alessandra Tecla Gerevini is an Italian photographer, poet and potter living in the Greater Los Angeles Area, California.

Her work aims at rejoining herself with her childhood and with nature, by bringing back the spontaneity of the feelings she had back then. Her researches are focused mainly on the natural world. She grew to respect and admire nature. Fascinated by botanical and animal lives, she graduated in Biological Sciences.

Alessandra works with different media, that sometimes she likes to mix: mostly photography and poetry; now she is focusing on wheel throwing functional pottery. Her goal is to create projects that work on more than one level, engaging for the viewer and enhancing for herself.
She studied as a photo editor back in Milan and she had a little publishing house, called Aurora Edizioni, focused on zines presenting works realized by Italian photographers. The online counterpart is called Aurora Fotografi.

About ‘Standing in Shallow Water’ – words by Alessandra Gerevini

Standing In Shallow Water is a visual diary of someone who has never lived close to the sea, but finds it to be soothing and mesmerizing. In this project, the sea is as much a physical place as it is an imaginary space where I can question myself. During this introspective imaginary journey, I have discovered myself standing in these shallow waters, always laying on the surface, with a lack of spirit of going forward. It is a frozen moment of time, that can last days or years, maybe even a lifetime.

The pictures were taken throughout the years, across many places. The actual locations are unimportant to the project. The seas and oceans are perceived here as one immense unit. I used different cameras and most of the time the iPhone camera, conveying the urgency and immediacy of the captured moments. Short suggestive poems that I wrote further complement the images.

The project is structured as a notebook, and all pages are sized as a diary. To emphasize this idea, the submitted images are presented often side by side, in a forced dialogue between one another. The small size will force the viewer to approach them, and look at them from close by, in a very intimate space.

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8 August 2019
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