Guardare l'utopia

06.10.2019 –
16.12.2019

Utopia is invisible, only utopians can visualize it. 12 students of the Master Photography of the ECAL/Univiersity of Art and Design Lausanne (www.ecal.ch), coming from nine different countries and in residence at Casa Corti, worked on the concepts of utopia and community for a project dedicated to the Biennale dell'Immagine di Chiasso (biennaleimmagine.ch).

Identifying the unease of a generation trapped in social networks, confused between reality and virtuality, and in need of finding new values, the group developed different strategies: morning meditations, walks at Monte Generoso, collective meals and discussions to take photographs and videos that, gradually distancing themselves from reality, reach imaginary dimensions that oscillate between utopia and dystopia, figuration and abstraction.