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    Azzurra De Gregorio


Masquerade, a quarantine project

Masquerade is a work in progress consisting of a series of photographic portraits, which I conceived and created during the quarantine period. These works, reflecting on the loss of centre and stability that the contemporary individual is experiencing since the outbreak of the health emergency linked to the corona virus, portray ambiguous and isolated masked characters who hide and mingle themselves in the white walls of their homes, the only allowed refuge in which to feel protected.

They wear masks that, if on the one hand amplify the emotions and facial expressions they experience, on the other, they act as protective barriers that are interposed between the self and the other. Despite being seized by a sense of abandonment and disorientation, the characters portrayed face their fragility and their sense of helplessness by offering the photographic lens the discomfort that distinguishes their condition.