Niccolò Quaresima

Planet Agar Agar

Year: 2020

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The project Planet Agar Agar tells the story of a celestial body discovered during an interstellar journey. A planet covered by mold and fungi, continuously evolving life forms. The narrative alternates imagination and reality, microscopic and macroscopic, intertwining biology and photography.

The objective is twofold: firstly to deconstruct the photographic picture, leaving only traces of images, like a lost novel broken into fragments – travel logs, scientific articles and personal inserts. These signs relieve the viewer from the need of understanding what is real and what is not, allowing them to roam free on the obscure ground of the planet; a field where document and imagination, pixel and pigment, biology and technology are fused together. On the other side, the aim is to simply play with a narrative that goes beyond the clarity of images, telling facts of a hidden planet.

  • Planet Agar Agar
    Digital printed dummy,
    Paperback, 2020
    23×32 cm, 100pp.