Banality is in the eyes of the beholder. With constancy through repetition, Pulmón de Aires lays sight on ordinary, untill obvious gives way to a newly discovered reality made of multiple identities. The dull cement changes color, comes to life and substitutes the gray, in the same way the sky acquires a palette of unexpected hence never trivial tones. More than 500 images have been shot over a 12 months period using a digital camera and a tripod. The photography serie selects 14. There's something extraordinary in every underestimated and neglected place, just look for it.
Michele Molinari (Mantova, 1960)
Michele Molinari is a visual artist, writer, photographer and journalist. Based in Milan, he works for several years as freelance journalist and photographer for the biggest Italian life style and travel magazines. He lately moves to New York City (1997-2005). From the US he corresponds for the Italian press as journalist and photographer, taking care of events, life style, travels. He'll eventually publish a chronicles collection, Nella Pancia Della Bestia (III ed. 2020), on NYC life experience. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, (2005-2012) he mainly works on visual art and photography. Pulmon de Aires, a video, is the first project on the city. Moves back to Italy in 2012. Buenos Aires (2019) and CABA (2020) are photobooks of non-iconic images about Argentine capital. They both share the author's fascination for architecture and light, the latter also for people. Sono Andato a Sbattere (2018), And Then It Hit Me (English version, 2020) is a short novel on resilience and how to turn traumas into opportunities; inspired by a true story. You can also follow him on Twitter and Instagram as @micmol and @micmol.art