The concept of identity, like that of reality itself, has become amorphous and multiplicitous. The result is a fluxing world in which fixity has been replaced by the potential for a range of shifting forms. In an individualistic culture, we can assemble and deconstruct ourselves at will, with the strict bonds of old giving way to a liquid instability.
Contemporary Western societies are increasingly fragile constructions. Individuals, no longer tethered to strict cultural templates, are free to cycle through evolving permutations. The individual becomes an aqueous entity, taking shape only to flow into and through itself in search of organic contours. The self remains a container, but a malleable and permeable one. Identity courses everywhere, pools nowhere.
Domenico Camarda (born 1990, La Spezia, Italy) graduated in Communication Sciences from the University of Bologna, and in Photography and Visual Design from the New Academy of Fine Arts (NABA), in Milan. In 2014, he worked at Pierre von Kleist Editions and Galeria Pedro Alfacinha, both in Lisbon. In 2015, he relocated to London, where he was an assistant to photographer Amelia Troubridge, on whose publications he worked in an editorial capacity. He currently lives and works in Turin, where he freelances while pursuing his own research projects.
Domenico Camarda’s photographs will be displayed during the 18th edition of the Krakow Photomonth Festival. For more information about the ShowOFF Section: photomonth.com