Origins (GML, 2011-12)

Good Morning, Lugano (2011-2012)

The Statement

This is the story of an assignment which has been self-censored to ensure publication and the artist’ consequent reflections regarding his right of expression which clashes with personal privacy rights legislation.This legal requirement forces the photographer to defend his work publicly through the application of red dots in order to protect the individuals’ identity, thus avoiding possible legal action and at the same time changing the collection’s aesthetic impact. The red dots are per se a criticism of the Information society, that although depending on the mise en scène of an individual’s personal life through images shared on social media, negates street photography’s rights to citizenship.

→Fieni M. M. 2012. «Good Morning, Lugano», Ticinosette 5: 39-45