2019 Finalists

Emilio CRESCIANI

Artist statement: I arrived at the 1960s home, built by my 95-year-old Nonno, to catch up over a coffee.

As I knocked on the back door his lonely figure, full of confusion, approached and I grabbed my camera to capture a raw, natural shot, full of emotion.

He had once been a partisan fighting the Nazis in the Italian Alps but was now trapped in a body of dementia, caught in a web of fear.

The flyscreen door is a symbol of entrapment. The door is a portal to a lost world, one that he had retreated from. But it also closets dementia from us, the community.

This was probably the last image I took of him.

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Emilio CRESCIANI
Entrapped  2019
pigment ink-jet print
31.0 x 39.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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