Samskara is an indian word, it can be transleated as "Thing", but it means "event", or "action, an act", and in a second meaning " thing, existing thing". Buddhists conceive objects as changing things, that always move in something else, thing as events, not as eternal objects.This work is a reflection about this concept. We often collect objects, looking for eternity, jewels, money, precious things, we look for our eternity in them.
ContaminazioniEva Tomei and Raffaele Alecci have been working in the research field for several years photography, both with analogue techniques but with different styles. They decided for this project to put their experience together and mix two different genres that of instant photography and that of techniques ancient, merging them.
The project was born from a real contamination of techniques: through the creation of an internegative, one passes from a snapshot polaroid to a cyanotype. The subjects are contemporary architecture and that easily lend themselves to such radical interpretations, contrasted, monochromatic.
Eva and Raffaele's travel notebook has a strong personality, with clean features,
which recalls the prints of the late nineteenth century but reinterprets them technically and in the subjects, bringing us into the 21st century.
The project won honorable mention in the London Creative Contest, and the
AFPA award in Orlando, with on-site exhibition and publication in the catalogue
The project has been realised for Triangolo Scaleno Teatro in 2015. The idea is to photographically reproduce ancient and modern representations of animals and mix them, to create a fantastic representation of them
The project traces the Odyssey of Ulysses through the Mare Nostrum.
Odysseus is the symbol of those who experiment,
research, amaze and amaze, of those who go to discover the reason for things and the reasons for what he feels or encounters. Ulysses is also the hero and the demigod who, through a long journey and a series of stages
obliged, it reconstitutes and recognizes parts of itself. These stagesare fixed and evoked in a series of black and white shots.
Girotondo is a series of medium-format color photographs taken in 2006 by Eva Tomei. The series is characterized by a candid and almost childish gaze, focused on a world of games made of promises, dreams, simple pleasures. An Eden from which we flee believing that adulthood promises us truer, more lasting, purer joys. The atmospheres, lights and colors are in fact chosen to precisely evoke this sense of withering, fading, sunset of dreams.
Dalla parte di Marcel is a collection of photographs that Eva Tomei dedicates to Proust, to his places and above all to the way in which Marcel gave meaning (but it would be better to say discovered) to what he saw and felt: a truly photographic way. The device of photography, in fact, seems to be internal to Proust's mental relationships, to the "circular odyssey of his thought", according to Peter Collier, which leads the writer to recompose his fragmentary self in a mosaic of superimposed sensations.
Photography is the technological art that reveals and complicates this mechanism, bringing to light the relationships between things and, at the same time, hiding others.