For his first retrospective, Dreamscape, in the spaces of Espronceda Center for Arts and Culture, Barcelona, Vitor Schietti features a series of long-term projects like Impermanent Sculptures and From the Unreal to the Real, among others. Small and large fine art prints will be showcased along with immersive screenings taken from his many travels around the world, often captured by techniques of long exposure.
Schietti’s photographic constructions are based on two apparently similar terms, “time” and “duration”, which the author’s gaze cross, dismantle and manipulate in a constant process of complex thought. The photographic image presents itself as the consequence of a long meditation by staging the different mental nuances that have contributed to the perception of reality at a given moment, expanding it in the space.
The image, although sometimes undergoing the constraints of the technique, is here completely restored to the original imaginative and cognitive processes. Schietti’s attempt puts on the same level and in full empathy, author, spectator and environment. The landscape is not interior, but universal and hyperreal. The inside and the outside speak, and in front of us. Dreamscape suggests an ancient, never solved discovery: reality perhaps exists only in our perception.