Communication

  • Edoardo Miola
  • 2013
  • Inv. No. 22.14.01
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Persone, Tecnologia
Size M
45x70cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size L
56x85cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
56x85cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

The perfect synthesis of the transition from the modern world to the postmodern one, this photograph was taken at the airport of Doha in February 2013. It bears witness to the time lag separating today’s world, dominated by technological pervasiveness and the need to be connected constantly, with the world that ended only recently, represented by huge phone booths that are now no longer used. The work also testifies to an excess of individual and solitary communication that is no longer close and proxemic but digital and abstract. The abandonment of old technologies and the constant need to feel connected with the world around us emerge powerfully in this work, expressing the dualism of a 2.0 era.
Edoardo Miola has always cultivated a passion for travel. After touring Europe, he went to Asia, visited Iran and Afghanistan, got to know North Africa, the Arab countries and Indochina, and was enchanted by Australia. Every trip is an opportunity for sophisticated photographic documentation of the landscapes and populations that animate the world. He first exhibited his photographs in 2011, in Sweden, at Galleri 1 in Skelleftea. In 2012 at the Palazzo Rosso (Genoa) Miola exhibited – and curated – Deja Vu – Soi Cowboy, a series of photographs inspired by his trip to Bangkok with his teachers, Steve McCurry and Mike Yamashita. The exhibition was then proposed in the spaces of the Paola Meliga art gallery in Turin, which in 2014 also hosted his solo show Petit Royaume: Mustang Nepal Fotografie di un viaggio d’autore in piccolo formato. In 2013 he won second prize for Communication Photography in the Nikon Photo Contest 2012–2013. That year, he also participated with the Satura Art Gallery at the International Furniture and Design Fair in Milan. In 2015 he participated in MIA – Milan Image Art Fair with a personal stand and won the “My LifeStyle” award. In his past work as an architect Miola focused on creating and producing prototypes and design objects, collaborating with the best-known architects on the international scene. He currently lives between Italy, Sweden and South Africa.