People do Water

People do water (2013-2019) is a photographic archive of human beings in the moment when they join the sea, an observation of people mating with water. Hydrophilia is a term to indicate the property of an element to absorb and attract water and, at the same time, a sensual pleasure produced by physical contact with water or in relation to images of people immersed in water. Re-interpreting the physical union with the sea is an attempt to displace the margins between the body and the space around the body, the sea.

Technical details
Color and b/w film photographic series, 50 images + texts. Variable dimensions.

Exhibitions
Complete project unpublished. Exhibeted as preview at Neue Galerie im Homannhaus, Augsburg, "A Process", exhibition (special edition book edited by Der Greif); Frieze Art, London, "Curated by Paul Smith and friends", exhibition; Der Greif, Artist Feature selection; Fotofilmic, short list selection, Canada; Salon Ligne Roset, public talk with Tommaso Cotroneo, London.

 
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People do Water Preview at Der Greif, A Process, Exhibition at Neue Galerie im Homannhaus, Augsburg (2014) + special edition book:   http://process.dergreif-online.de/photographers/benedetta-panisson/

People do Water Preview at Der Greif, A Process, Exhibition at Neue Galerie im Homannhaus, Augsburg (2014) + special edition book:

http://process.dergreif-online.de/photographers/benedetta-panisson/

People do Water Preview, A Process special edition book, Der Greif, Germany

People do Water Preview, A Process special edition book, Der Greif, Germany

People do Water Preview at Fotofilmic, shortlisted. Canada:  https://fotofilmic.com/?portfolio=benedetta-panisson-milan-italy

People do Water Preview at Fotofilmic, shortlisted. Canada: https://fotofilmic.com/?portfolio=benedetta-panisson-milan-italy