Zooming into the domestic intimacy, the dichotomy physical/metaphysical takes form in the collapsed perspective of the images. A chosen low angle forces into a position that may express the incapacity of reaction, of physical/mental immobility. At the same time, the generally unnoticed perspective may indicate the search for a possible escaping rout. The objects, the spaces, the persons encountered, in this rat like exploration, reveal the effects of time and natural predisposition to mortality. Collapsed Perspective re-addresses the idea of home as a metaphysical entity rather than a physical location. Here, the barrier of personal space is abolished, giving access to domestic intimacy and forcing the viewer into its space and in close proximity with its occupants.
Images © Maurizio Salvati 2014