Federica Landi is an Italian young photographer currently based in London. Along with a BA in visual art got at The Academy of Fine Art of Florence in 2009, she attended the American school ‘Santa Reparata International School of Art’ where she experimented and widened her knowledge of photography. In 2009 she moved to London to attend a Master in fine art photography at London College of Communication.
To Federica Landi, photography is a fundamental tool of investigation and revelation of identity and echoes of stories that are often not there anymore. In particular she is interested in the concept of ‘absence’, its manifestations through time and space, and the role played by imagination and memory in replacing elements of reality. In her works subjective experiences merge with the environment turning it into a world of affects and allegories.
‘Mythologies‘ is a research about memory, a journey through hidden urban ruins. In these places the past slowly and silently collapses on itself, creating a new concept of space. Which category do these places belong to and what kind of tensions are generated within them? The ruin is a hybrid space; it is nature that comes back along with its tale to transfigure an urban area into a place with no function or purpose but preserving fragments of past reminescences. In such spaces the memory resists and works, and the body reposesses a primitive language, far and unknown to the relentless pace of the city.
To view more of Federica’s work, visit her website here.