Nessun addio solo eterni arrivederci (No Farewells Only Eternal Goodbyes) is a project that Barbara Nati undertook in 2012. Once again, the artist manipulates her shots with digital techniques, and the post production process becomes the essential support for the creation of visionary images, characterised by an extraordinary evocative power. The element common to every picture is the presence of different means of transport, all about to go to an elsewhere that remains unknown. The destination does not matter; what matters is the idea of travelling, which is seen by the contemporary human being as a fundamental need, although destined to fail.
Barbara Nati’s artistic research does not aim to excite a mimetic reaction in the viewers, but to deliver a message. Her artworks invite to reflect upon the interaction between the human world and the natural world, upon their difficult coexistence in contemporary times. These photographs carry the observers into potential future scenarios, whose dark and tragic atmosphere is intensified by the use of black&white, by altered and edgy perspectives. The reality that viewers are facing is disheartening: they cannot fit in it but, at the same time, they are incapable of walking away.