Luca Di Filippo
Luca's Tate People series won the Professional: Fine Art, Collage category at the International Photography Awards in 2011. His striking and moving images aim to investigate how visitors exist and interact within the solemnity of the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Intriguing photographic sequences emphasise the majestic space of the hall and create a strong contrast with the people captured by his lens. Since he produced Tate People, Luca has been collaborating with a contemporary theatre company, creating an innovative performance style based on realtime photography. These plays have been staged at the Barbican in London, among other locations.
Artist's Statement: "My work deals with the facets of experience where the real, the acknowledged, and the imagined blend. A recurring theme within my practice is perception, rendered through a synaesthetic approach that challenges the expected. My interest is to create open storytellings where people's intimate memories are triggered, stimulating their subjective emotional reactions. Creating compositions or juxtapositions that are disorienting and unexpected, my work wants to engage with the overload of visual stimulations of our time, igniting a discussion about the real value of the images."