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Eleonora Agostini

MA work

Wednesdays

‘Wednesdays’ focuses on the objects, activities and surfaces that belong to the domestic space,  portrayed as an absurd and uncanny theatre defined by the creation of structures and the repetition of labor.  

The images operate as both observational and directed performance through a collaborative approach between my parents and I, allowing to explore notions of comfort, class, tension and control.

The house becomes a place where memories can be reconstructed, where intimacy and claustrophobia exist simultaneously, and a space to investigate how our familiar domestic existence can be reconsidered and redefined.

Through the use of photography, I explore the relationship with my birthplace and the reality of the family, by creating fabricated structures that fluctuate between the strange and the mundane. With the creation of precarious towers of objects balancing on each other, I aim to raise questions about the significance of a house deprived of its belonging, as well as question the boundaries between my family and I.

Info

  • Eleonora Agostini
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2018

  • My practice exists at the intersection between photography, performance and sculpture and it is driven by my interest in the exploration of the ordinariness of everyday life and in what we perceive as already seen. At the core of my work there is a query on the possibility of redefining and reconsidering how human existence is constructed and time is perceived.