Since 2014, Alessandra Sanguinetti has been returning to the small the city of Black River Falls in Wisconsin, growing the images that will come to shape the stark and elliptical sequence Some Say Ice. The similar the city is the topic of Wisconsin Loss of life Go back and forth, a e-book of pictures taken via Charles Van Schaick within the overdue 1800s documenting the grim hardships of the lives and deaths of its population. Sanguinetti first got here throughout this e-book as a kid, and the revel in is engraved into her reminiscence as her first reckoning with mortality. This come across in the end led her to discover the abnormal courting of pictures and demise, and in the end to make her personal visits to Black River Falls.
The austere, sculptural scenes and ambiguous, uneasy portraits that make up Some Say Ice depict a spot nearly out of doors of time. Introduced unadorned via textual content or explication, the images are touched with the spirit of the gothic in addition to the unmistakable tenderness acquainted from Sanguinetti’s sequence The Adventures of Guille and Belinda. Via bringing undercurrents of doubt and darkness to the skin of her photographs, Sanguinetti alludes to objects absent or invisible, taking part in on atmospheres each actual and imagined, in addition to the ghostly risk of undoing demise during the act of pictures. With its name impressed via Robert Frost’s well-known poem equivocating on how perfect one’s inevitable demise may well be met, Some Say Ice is a humane have a look at the melancholic realities underpinning our lives, noticed with glacial readability via some of the international’s fundamental photographers.
Some Say Ice is revealed via MACK.