Ultra corpo.What do you see when you look in the mirror? What is your visual identity? At the airport or simply at your domestic post office, biometrical data resumes yourself and who you are in something that, most of the time, just a machine can understand and detect, scanning your body and selecting part of yourself, from fingerprints to heat release.
Ultra corpo ciclo 1 is the first part of a project exploring the visual identity of the subject and the perception of reality through the photographic use of the non visible light. Using an experimental technique and a modified camera, which is able to detect and use the invisible light’s frequencies for the human’s eye, the portrayed bodies show us their natural tattoo: their blood veins.
Thank to this unedited technology, developed by the photographer himself, the camera can capt the images lying underneath the skin, breaking its surface and reaching until 5mm of depth. This new esthetic instrument, extremely concrete and accessible, may open a varied dialogue with its viewer: from the alienating, strange visual effect, to the discussion about the perception of reality and how much it is related to our vision and its biological limits. [Official Website]
About Carlo Alberto Rusca
Born in Torino (Italy) on 29.6.1989, Carlo Alberto Rusca lives in Locarno (Switzerland). Graduated in Directing and Production at the International Academy of Audiovisual Sciences (CISA) in Lugano in 2013, he continued his studies at University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), graduated in 2014 with high honors with a thesis in aesthetic of human bodies by experimental photography. His series Ultracorpo ciclo 1 , made during 2014 with invisible light frequencies found national and international publication and was awarded Honorable Mention in Nude at Monochrome Awards in february 2015 in London. His production (video and photo) is a research about reality and visual identity.