Felipe Queriquelli : Before My Eyes Close

Saturday 12 February 2022  11.00am
Sunday 13 March 2022  4.00pm

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This photographic project originated with the need to investigate the changes in human beings over the last century, within a social and axiological sphere.
Felipe Queriquelli notes two relevant points for the realisation of the photographic practice and also for the theoretical development of the work - the difficulty of communication and the fear of the end. 

Felipe states "The theoretical bases were substantially supported by the philosophy of devir, based on Deleuze and Guattari. The reading of these two authors was crucial to understanding my photographic practice, after all, I was able to go back to the '80s and revisit the school of Staged Photography, however, placing it in a current terrain, in the midst of my context, living in Waikato, Raglan/Whaingaroa, Hamilton, surroundings."

Developed and made in Raglan and Hamilton, the images depict “alive places” or “places in changing”. The idea that change is constant, and always followed by uncertainties is expressed in this body of work.

"The eyes of all characters of this project carry on towards the place of uncertainty. Perhaps coincidently and tragically we are facing an unforgettable moment on Earth that uncertainty seems to be the major map on this ocean of changes."

Felipe has worked for many years as a Theater Director and actor. Through a Bachelor of Arts he was able to research and study scenography, art history, art direction and interpretation techniques. Years later he became involved in the film industry, first as a focus puller, and later in DOP roles for film production and through this experience, Felipe was able to learn about setting up lights and cameras in order to create atmosphere.

This project was the result of the Master of Arts - Photography from Wintec (Waikato Institute of

Images supplied by the artist


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