Artist: Sebastian Perinotti
Title: You Can Only Circle the Flames for So Long I
Material: Polaroid transparencies in light-box 2015-2020
Dimensions: 23cm x 33cm
You can only circle the flames so long is a series of light boxes depicting images from my life in Argentina. The boys, the countryside, the bedrooms and open road, along with spiritual iconography and superstitious customs are all present. While the light box was created originally for advertising purposes, the concept was inspired by stained glass, which was used to create images from Biblical stories to illustrate the tales for illiterate people. In a dark room, I wish to create the feeling of a place of worship, the light boxes revealing my origins, desires and passion. The exchange between a sitter and myself is always something like a confessional, a shared experience in which we reveal ourselves. I try to capture my subjects in a place in between the image they have of themselves and their true pure self. In viewing these photographs, perhaps the viewers are revealed to themselves.