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This work donated to the Hospice is part of the “Night Ski” series: ski lift facilities photographed at night under the beam of the powerful reflectors that pick up the slightest detail giving even the most familiar subjects a sinister surreal atmosphere. During the day, these are places full of noisy tourists, the sound of skis clicking against each other, the smell of sun cream, and the beep of ski pass tickets; at night the atmosphere is totally different, menacing, almost metaphysical, provoking a slight feeling of anxiety. We never really notice the true aspect of these places; we use them – that’s all – but now, on the contrary, we are forced to take a closer look. We are no longer quite as comfortable with these objects, these places, these spaces. Like children, we feel a need to hide our heads under the blankets, waiting until it is light again and everything assumes its “normal” aspect, while remaining fully aware that we have experienced “the other side of things”.

Details

  • Title: Night Ski 9
  • Creator: Stefano Cerio
  • Date Created: 2011/2011
  • Physical Dimensions: w135 x h110 cm
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: http://www.doutdo.it/copyright.html
  • Medium: Giclée, print
  • Donor: Stefano Cerio

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