Phytosynthesis

2019 | Custom software coding, inkjet print on cotton paper | 100 x 80 cm
Selected work

Nowadays, remarking the centrality of environmental issues and consequently reflecting on the importance of plants for life is nearly futile. Technological innovation and digitalisation have been able to bring out details which went unnoticed to botanists’ eyes until recently. In 2019, the plant world still houses unknown species, or characteristics and behaviours to reconsider, (that represent) fields of opportunities for scientific progress. Photosynthesis is a series of works that creates a visual dialogue between plant and digital worlds: apparently distant, but reciprocally influenceable.┬áThe subject of the composition is obtained through the elaboration of a scanned photogrammetry of a plant, the cardoon (cirsium eiophurum). The elaboration is made by an ad-hoc self-made software and it generates a visual restitution of tridimensional scanned data, whose intent is to ovecome photographic image through overlays and transparencies of milion of points.