Saturday, July 23, 2011

Paolo Ventura's "Venice, 1943" from "The Automaton" Series

I've always enjoyed Paolo Ventura's historical recreations in miniature. The following images are from the series The Automaton. Fortunately, I will be able to see some of Ventura's photographs in the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale.

The Automaton takes place in the Jewish Ghetto in Venice in 1943.

"A bored and lonely watchmaker decides to construct an Automaton (an autonomously functioning mechanical device often constructed to resemble living and human forms) to keep him company when few people remained in the ghetto." Via.

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