Some of the Parts
Thoughts on the Works of Simo Neri – Richard Ingersoll, April, 2005 – […] The sum of the parts is in effect only some of the parts. Yet this method evokes a greater whole that can be identified as the resonance between the viewer and the phenomenon. As research these works push provocatively on the “doors of perception“. They are precise and objective portrayals of fragments of reality that deny the possibility of seeing objects in space in their three-dimensional integrity. Photography has been used to countermine its own determinedly scopic nature to see things from a different, multiple point of view. Each shot provides a piece of space, but taken together they do not lead to a literal reconstruction of a setting. At the same time that space has been negated, the more ambitious works that hang free-standing propose a basic contradiction: they are installed as spatial definers, shaping the interior environment.