Jessica Raimondi says about herself:
“I’m Jessica, I’ve 24 years old and I live in Porretta Terme, a small town near Bologna. I’m graduated in law and the last year I studied photography at Spazio Labò. Currently, I’m still working on my ongoing project Disconformità and on another project deal about vulvodynia. I also am a traveler and I have a travel blog with my boyfriend Manuel.”
‘Disconformità’ is unconformity and it’s a photography project that I made during my studies at Spazio Labò. This project was born by chance, by the coincidence of terms and events that sometimes seem to come all together in an uncontrollable way.
Indeed, in the same period of the course, the last November, I met my father for the first time in my life. He left when I was a child so I did not have any memories of him, except a picture, the only one that my mother did not cut.
So I started to work on my past story; I took my car, a notebook and I wrote notes on me, on my story, on all these things that I didn’t know and I didn’t ever ask. I opened my eyes, I walked for kilometers with all my questions and my curiosity, I went to the places where all happened, where my person has taken form, where photos were taken.
And then I discovered that inside me they meant nothing, that I was looking for me in the places that were not me. I decided that I should have a better look and it would be easy because I would have found me there, between the cobwebs of an abandoned house or between the objects lost on the streets. I looked for an absence, a crack where everything works correctly, something not complies.
I found myself, I started to talk about me and all the scars that absences leave even when it seems that is not so.