404 NOT FOUND
“The city as outcome of a creative act or of a construction could be the ultimate result of a metaphysics where a person ‘encounters nothing but themselves’ and, in this encounter, begins to be afraid. Technology becomes mirror and shield at the same time, becomes the supposedly unifying soul. Programmes that anticipate collective needs and create new, deceptively wide perspectives influence at the same time our impressions of others, how we take fundamental decisions and create memories on inhabiting. We witness therefore, simultaneously, the homologation of desires and aesthetics, and thus of the crumbling of community and the confinement within private property.
The return to the individual, the cave and the primordial are not then understood in a historical dystopian sense, but as a consequence of a failed encounter on a human level. Our present was somebody’s future, our today was a tomorrow – close or distant – of someone who is no longer with us; in this manner, a lasting bond between matter and time are created. 404 Not Found is an account in images of scenarios that we might consider negatively, but that in the future could be normality: in this sense, our reproach to the future could be a hypocritical forgetting of the present.”
Project presented in Giovane Fotografia Italiana #07 | ROPES/CORDE
(Agnone, IT, 1986)
Luca Marianaccio is an artist who works mainly with photography. In exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic manner, Marianaccio seeks to amplify the spectator’s astonishment by creating compositions or settings that generate poetic images, and leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation. His works are based on formal associations that open a unique poetic vein, with multi-layered images, in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By emphasising aesthetics, he investigates the dynamics of landscape, including anthropological manipulations and the limits of our assumptions of what landscape means to us. His works have been displayed in festivals and galleries, published in well-known international magazines and acquired by public and private collections. In 2016 he was one of the winners of the XVIII Premio Aldo Nascimben. In 2018 his book Spin-off was awarded special mention at the Premio Marco Bastianelli. He lives and works in Pescara.