Seba Kurtis: Four Nights and A Thousand Lives

United Kingdom –

British photographer Seba Kurtis shows his most recent project at the Galleria di Corso Vendemini at the 23rd edition of the SiFest (Savignano sul Rubicone).

The ancient towns of Cesena and Rimini in Italy provide the setting for Kurtis’ latest commission Four Nights and a Thousand Lives.  The photographs in this series have a directness and beauty to them, and together bring a desire to understand the life of the migrant worker, to investigate whether it is one of tragedy, heroism, fantasy or fated. The translucent colours that wash over the large format portraits like a spectre are the result of what Kurtis refers to as “interventions”. These interventions result in surreal imagery created by superimposing plastic shopping bags used by illegal immigrants to disguise their breath, avoiding detection by screening at customs control.

The exhibit opens on Friday 3rd October, 2014 and will go on until 24th October 2014.

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