Giada Ripa / Falling Icons_Photobook

Falling Icons, the artist’s last series after Lost in Space, Dead in Turkestan and Moonscapes, is a poetic narration of “the art of falling”, in which a contemporary woman obsessively confronts herself with foreign and distant places loaded with symbolic stratifications and cultural, historical and geopolitical implications. In these images space takes over the human figure transforming it into a mere pawn swept up in the processes of transformation of these territories.
The term Icons evokes the religious and sacred connotations of some of the places the artist chose as a backdrop for her “performances”. It also refers to the sense of inspiration she felt upon encountering the various icons she came across during her travels.

Falling Icons, Text from Catalogue 2009 by Elena Agudio

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