Ilaria Turba: Jest

Ilaria Turba

Publisher Peperoni

ISBN 9783941249011

Idea Code 16625

Ilaria Turba is a multimedia artist working in photography, video, animation, and new media. ‘Jest’ deals with the archives of her Italian family, with pictures dating from the 1870s to the present. The images are not sorted thematically or chronologically, however, nor is there any discernible narrative. We are shown pictures of children at play, a family on holiday or at leisure, alongside snapshots of events, the city, or landscape. Large group portraits from over a century ago contrast with contemporary shots of random objects. The collage Turba creates thus raises questions of authenticity; an essentially photographic investigation of personal and public histories.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, hb, English