Earth calling 1

  • Sara Aletti
  • 2015
  • Inv. No. 281.16.01
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Paesaggio, Acqua
Size S
32x50cm Dimensions
Inkjet pigmented print on paper Hahnemuhle Technique
Americana Frame Mounting
 
Size M
70x46cm Dimensions
Inkjet Pigmented Print on Hahenemuhle Photorag Ultra Smooth paper Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
70x46cm Dimensions
Inkjet Pigmented Print on Hahenemuhle Photorag Ultra Smooth paper Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 

The relation between human beings and nature is the main feature of these three shots. Each of them is different, even though there are some recurrent elements: the setting is a dreamlike land, which nearly depicts another world, where a feminine figure – in all likelihood the same in every picture – wanders about wearing no clothes, looking for a new and intense relation with the earth, which is also turning to her, calling her. The landscape overwhelms the girl, who is the co-protagonist of a series of shots that seem to reverse the relation between human beings and nature. In these images, the rules of light, the game of proportions and the alchemy of colours are subjected to the natural environment, and humans are supposed to bend to its will.
The relation between human beings and nature is the main feature of these three shots. Each of them is different, even though there are some recurrent elements: the setting is a dreamlike land, which nearly depicts another world, where a feminine figure – in all likelihood the same in every picture – wanders about wearing no clothes, looking for a new and intense relation with the earth, which is also turning to her, calling her. The landscape overwhelms the girl, who is the co-protagonist of a series of shots that seem to reverse the relation between human beings and nature. In these images, the rules of light, the game of proportions and the alchemy of colours are subjected to the natural environment, and humans are supposed to bend to its will.
A young emerging talent, Sara Aletti gained momentum in the world of photography as a selflearned artist. She experimented various different genres and went through different artistic phases, gaining confidence about her artistic skills. Soon enough, her shots became as neat andwell-exposed as any professional photographer’s. This is when Aletti quits her artistic quest and specialises on one subject, which she feels more and more as her own: female nude. In her two series Just Her and Into the Mystic, female bodies are portrayed while laying on a bed of light or in the vastness of nature, conveying a powerful and sensual message. In the white bed sheets, naked bodies are stretching up or writhing, in a limbo where emotions swing between quietness and desperation: those looking at the image often cannot tell why the body portrayed has taken that position, and the question is left unanswered. Aletti never let us see her subjects’ face – that being the part of the body that reflects our emotions – and focuses on the body lines instead. In 2015, she finished Earth Calling, her best expression of a female nude surrounded by the wildness, a series where the female subject appears to the observers as she moves in the distance. Thanks to her talent, Sara Aletti achieved important goals and was awarded the first prize at the ARFFissima photo contest (in both 2014 and 2015). She was also offered the possibility of showing her project Into the Mystic in Turin, Italy on occasion of the exhibition Rewind-Rewild.