asilé’s digital photography in Apparitions portrays figures in strongly theatrical poses, with penetrating gazes and postures recalling a stately sacredness. Acting as background are settings with strong historical and artistic connotations – such as the Reggia di Caserta – or fascinating baroque landscapes that Gianluca Marziani in the catalogue text defines as a “science-fiction hinterland: settings in which the future of the human race builds on the traces of the past”.
The common factor in the individuals depicted by Basilé is the tendency towards diversity: bodily modifications, challenging stances, the exhibition of transgender characteristics which, according to Marziani, render these “presences” more real than reality, […], and honest because beyond any risk of judgement. Their courage bears the weight of history and becomes a moral action”.
Curated by Gianluca Marziani.