My beautiful shadow, loyal neighbor, I follow you with the sun and the moon, at the candlelight or the firelight, and if for fun you will hide in the confusing dark, with closed eyes I’ll find you hidden in one of my dreams. If I could hug you, my shadow! If only I could touch you and kiss you, nothing else would I ask from life! I love your dark and sure figure, which becomes shy or long or short, never the same and always itself. I adore your light dance, the light of your black color, the sweet sound of your silence, a lover that welcomes my chant. If I could hug you, my shadow! If only I could touch you and kiss you, nothing else would I ask from life! Daniele Tommasini (Poem taken from the novel “The Dream Seducer”, published in Spanish with the title “”El seductor de sueños”, winner of the Premio de Narrativa Ciudad de Algeciras 1999) The cover image is an artwork seen at Artissima 2014 (Torino) Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
10 years / long exposure, 20146 digital prints of found 35 mm film
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 60.96 cm) each
Courtesy of the Artist and Galería Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan.
Serenade to the Shadow
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