Vietnik is a musical pseudonym: a photographic biopic of this persona retraces his story trough new images (taken in the plotted spots of the fault map that brought him to New York) and original material from the archives of Robert Frank, Arthur Russell, Bob Dylan, Luigi Ghirri.
Vietnik is a score producing “an ambience, defined as an atmosphere, or a surrounding influence: a tint” that here connects the sequence of heterogeneous images. Vietnik’s music is haunting every picture and vice versa in a multimedia and multiplatform collaboration: a partition producing a performance and completed by the reader execution.
Vietnik is a personal musical where, just like contemporary Hollywood biopic factory, the audience is the protagonist.
Project presented in Giovane Fotografia Italiana #04 | SIDEWAYS
(Reggio Emilia, 1991)
Luca Massaro is an artist, photographer and founder of Gluqbar, Milan. During a degree in Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Università Cattolica Milano and Université Sorbonne Paris IV, he started a research at the intersection of images and words.
His first work Foto Grafia was published by Danilo Montanari Editore and exhibited at F4 Festival, Matèria, T14 Contemporary, Benetton Foundation (Nascimben Prize U25).
The following project Vietnik has been exhibited in solo shows at Viasaterna, Metronom, Spazio Duale, Centrale Festival and in collective exhibitions at Fotografia Europea, Museo MAR, Chiostri di San Domenico, Fonderia Napoleonica, Peckham 24, Minimum, Nexst. The book was published by Gluqbar Editions in April 2019, thanks to the Energie Diffuse grant, selected among the finalists of the Portfolio Review Düsseldorf, Cosmos PDF Award Rencontres d’Arles, GAI, Premio Fabbri, featured in the Aperture Photobook Review Ideal Bookshelf and presented at Printed Matter booth at NYABF 2019. Since 2020, he’s represented by Viasaterna, Milano.