born in 1972, from the reading of
the book: APHOTO (1) fotografia come superficie, where I found out that
little technical knowledge prevented the
artists, as the American Blythe Bohmen, to carry out their ideas in a
My idea was to add
the Time to the photos, for they’re
known as “the fleeing moment”, they are the action of
stopping Time in a
moment, which is so little that it doesn’t exist anymore, but
like simulacrum of
the own time, in the memory of what is past. And what is left is
I tried to find out a technique which allowed to show
time, used to create a photo, a photo that showed how much a sign took
and that the trace of time necessary to its fulfilment was obvious in
tonality of grey which formed the own photo.
Tempography was born, and it allows us to write
with the light, which transforms the sign left by the author into a
sign that becomes
darker and darker as the time goes by. Besides that, the author is a
of how his work will look like, he images it but doing it, he erases it
will be able to see it reborn only when it will be developed.
It’s a great joy… try!
Centro Culturale Studio Marconi 1977