Giovanni Presutti | Hello dolly!

The overbuilding of the territory is consuming an increasing area of agricultural area. Our suburbs are clones of the city where shopping malls, multiplexes, industrial buildings and parking lots follow each other eroding the living space from which we derive our sustenance. I imagined a near future in which Dolly, a doll of human size only survivor, wanders into a scene of degradation that has reduced the Earth to a pile of empty and abandoned buildings.

The protagonist has a metaphysical significance inspired by anthropomorphic dummies of De Chirico. It ‘s an empty form, a container without a soul of images, memories and feelings vaguely human,it is the projection of man’s intellectual. Its anonymous plastic forms makes stronger the sense of loss of humanity, becoming a symbol of an era of consumerism and empty. Suggestions films and literature are at the base of each image, where features the recall to the colors of the paintings of Edward Hopper and to the Philip K. Dick’s sci-fi settings and to the theme that they have inspired. The symbols of the consumption of our time, stripped of their function, become a totem beloved by only a doll, without soul or intellect, showing a glimpse of the future towards which we are inexorably going.


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