Alessio Pellicoro
Abisso [Abyssus]
20 August - 27 August 2020

"A place of which no walls, lakes or mountains are known.

A place where light does not penetrate because it is filtered, or maybe just rejected.

There is no light in the abyss because it can only try naturally in vain to bring you knowledge and clarity.

The light tries to extricate itself between the molecules of a dense substance, which as a crowd of people and banks of souls grouped and trapped in their tangle of desperate monotony.

It yields, but does not fall."

We humans desperately fall into the abyss that light does not touch because she emerges frightened by the solemn precipice and, in the impossibility of seeing and perceiving her appearance, we remain in a sort of limbo waiting to see a leak that take outside like the weg takes Heidegger out of his Black Forest.

It all stems from the desire to bring light into an abysmal inner darkness that takes shape and reveals itself on the edge of the small country where I live in southern Italy where my roots absorb lifeblood. The coast of Salento is the protagonist of a dark and nocturnal journey within a "thin land line" that seems to take on a surreal metamorphosis over time. It becomes a place that divides the sea from the mainland and at the same time hides its own universe made up of its own planets and stars, which comes alive and shines in my unusual passage.

It reveals itself and I reveal myself to it.

Alessio Pellicoro (b. 1994, Taranto, Italy) approached to photography in 2016 after an unexpected discovery of some dusted cameras from an old trunk of his father.

From that moment, he decided to devote himself entirely to the study of the photographic image; in the same year he started a Bachelor degree in photography at European Institute of Design in Rome (IED Rome), graduating with honors in July 2019. This course gave him the opportunity to deepen his knowledge regarding the analysis and the production of the photographic image and the privilege of taking part at several masterclasses and workshops in Italy and Europe.