Born in Taranto in 1993, after graduating in Cultural Heritage, she was admitted with a scholarship for a Master’s degree in Photography and Visual Design at NABA, Milan. Subsequently, she collaborated with renowned photographic studios in the field of architecture and design. She then worked as a photographer and editor for a contemporary art magazine. She continued her studies in Digital Cultures at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, developing her artistic research by exploring different modalities of expression.
Claudia Fuggetti’s research sees the creation of images as the endpoint of a visual investigation balanced between the real and the unreal, intending to propose new reading keys to interpreting the contemporary. Going beyond the pure objectivity of the visible, through photography, video, and digital painting, she creates alternative and possible worlds, which become a mirror of human tension towards the future and technology. The image, constructed or captured, becomes part of a subjective view that analyzes new perspectives and scenarios, enriched by personal use of color and different mediums that coexist with the photographic practice.
The discovery of the brain area where dreams are generated is relatively recent; it is located exactly above the back of the head and is called the “hot zone”. Hot Zone is a visual project started at the end of 2019 that documents the unfolding of a lucid dream, placing the viewer in the balance between fiction and reality; it uses photography as tangible proof of the dream’s existence. The images present on a subconscious layer are transformed into a visual journey where visions, flashbacks and hallucinations are connected, giving rise to new space-time dimensions and psychedelic worlds. The relationship between landscape and nature is complex: real places have been altered through digital painting and seem to come from alien planets, take on unusual colors and become a mirror of human tension towards the future of the Earth. Beauty hides restlessness. Hot Zone becomes a real dimension, bringing to life what is usually destined to be lost after each awakening.
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