Giannini’s blurred, blue-cast photographs depict a familiar everyday world in
which sober high-rise facades, unknown faces and neglected front gardens appear
as sings of a contemporary environment. However, we encounter this world not on
the streets but by zapping through television programmes. Giannini’s way of
recording, isolating and recontextualising the TV images re-opens the discussion
about the definition of a reality as a “digitalised simulation of itself”
is the visual source and foundation stone of Giannini’s ”home made” (TV)
photo archives from which he extracts isolated television moments which he
records on video and then photographs, thus creating a super ordinate fictitious
context through new combinations of unconnected images.
transformation process and the banalisation
of the image on which it is based gives rise to the reflection about the
medium and its reception. The deconstructive procedure, symptomatic of the end
of the 20th century, reflects an awareness of the lack of a lost (or
non existent) wholeness.
fragmentary portrayals of single parts of the body and the blurring which
negates all informative content evoke a subliminal fin-de-siècle mood.