Demons from the old black, serpents and silence

by Luca Baioni

“Demons from the Old Black, serpents and silence” comes from the necessity to combine images that don’t either tell a story nor analyse it but instead focus on a feeling and long to establish a connection with the observer.

The author, Luca Baioni, makes a deep reflection about life and death in an era where the use of images, both commercial or with documentary intent, is more than ever in an everlasting delivery loop of images reception.

Silence and abandonment is shown here in a deconstructed sequence that aims to make a point about the use of images nowadays: feelings are no longer delivered and there’s only time and room to merely show – and detect – the obvious.

Photographers, just like artists, need to unveil themselves first in order to expose the silence of the world. Those who just want to report things won’t move things. Only whose destroying them would obtain new shapes, new ideas and new inputs.

DFTOBSS, mainly wants to hypnotise the attention with the intent of raising doubts, not nourishing beliefs.
the book

“My artistic production is the result of a modus operandi, which is based on different non-hierarchicalised elements: world fragments, cameras, digital and analogical post-production, paper. Everything is involved in a productive dis(continuous) process in order to give to every image a uniform and complete density.

From the beginning to the end of the process I am driven by a rigorous indiscipline. The method is just a way to the final result. This is true of the single images as well as the books.

I do not think of images as a reproductions of reality, as “altered” as it may be. I create new pieces of reality, which then interact with reality itself. Through my work I do not try to communicate to humanity, to my fellow human beings, but to reality as a whole, and I want the things I produce to be “things among things” and that they become works of art only when they deeply interact with reality. I tear the world into pieces and deconstruct, rebuild, dismantle its fragments, without ever losing faith that what I produce is already in the world, though in another form, as a potential. I unfold the powers hidden in the world. I consider my work as unfolded potentials. I do not create ex nihilo, out of nothing. In the real world, I create discontinuities with the pieces of reality deployed.“