S T I L L N E S S
"There was no time, no thought, there was nothing – just the light and a profound, limitless stillness.” Pema Chodron
Shot in September 2017, Stillness explores the healing process that leads us from a trauma back into life, in a visual-narrative sequence of eleven photographs.
Through recurring symbolic elements and uncanny compositions, Valentina Loffredo draws a parallel between our life and a seascape and observes what happens after a sudden and unexpected storm.
As curator and writer Ilaria Speri describes in Stillness introductory text: "Bereft of spatial or temporal connotations, inhabited by enigmatic presences, these photographs […] are presented as the visual translation of a mental space, which transports us into a dreamlike, metaphysical dimension. They inhabit a space on the verge between autobiography, imagination and reality, opening up its expressive strength to a shared, empathic human dimension”