11. LENSES AND SPACE. For Arnaldo Pomodoro, 1972.
Photo not taken.
It shows an interior, the studio of a sculptor. Around him ordinary objects, bottles, tools, newspapers. He seems to belong to this space naturally, in spite of his individuality. Actually, his individuality stands out because he is placed in a precise, recognisable context. A significant relationship connects the sculptor with the objects. Little by little the things around him, which defined his environment and give it scale, disappear thanks to the use of lenses with an ever-greater focal length. The result is that the figure, alienated from his space and time, acquires an almost mythic, idealised quality.