subtly > Benni Ciappini
Everything is alive, but not all things are alive in the same way.
To be alive doesn’t solely mean to be human.
Inanimate physical entities present a power, an agency, a vibrancy too.
Vibrancy is in the single qualities of materials themselves, but also in the collaborations between materials, humans, and forces.
There is no point of pure stillness. Everything participates in a constant motion, a capacity of influencing and being influenced by others. It is everywhere around us, it involves us humans and the material world that surrounds us.
Where does this capacity unveil itself? How can the medium of photography grasp and represent it? How does photography itself participate in it?