Blue as gold
In 2017 I was invited for a residency at the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris. During my stay I visited on several occasions the refugee camps in the north of the country, namely Dunkirk and Calais. Despite amassing many images and portraits of people residing in those camps, I decided to discard them, and to use instead images found on the Internet of boats carrying migrants toward Europe.
Using a dialectical approach, the images are shown in their positive version and also converted into their negative. This turns the blue of the sea into its opposing color, creating a golden background.
Related curatorial text:
Frida Carazzato - Blue as Gold (ITA), 2017