Two nearly identical images that can only be distinguished by one essential detail, which is placed at the bottom end of the frame, on the right. Sara Aletti prompts the observers to take on this new challenge: to understand what led her to make these two shots so similar that spotting the differences is nearly impossible.
Surrounded by a mountain landscape, a bare woman standing on the top of a cliff gazes at the valley beneath her. On her side there is a huge harp, the only artificial element in a picture that is otherwise all about nature. In the two images, the woman’s poses are not similar: the female body is either stretched up and offering itself fully to the observer’s eye, or curled up and turning her back to the observers. The portrayed woman’s attitude changes over the two shots, but there is one detail that always looks the same: the harp. The harp is always in the same place, and it’s interesting to point out that, in a series of photographs with the word “silence” in the title, it is the musical instrument that takes on such a determinant role.