Claudio Parmiggiani,Torino, ‘Sans titre’ (no title),2004. Smoke and soot on wood .Photo:L.Mascherpa.
This is also unusual. The artist plays with smoke and some objects. He obtains then ghostlike shapes that are photographed.
An exhibition called ‘Claudio parmiggiani, l’empreinte comme signe de l’absence’ (imprint as sign of absence) took place in Brussels some years ago (Feb2005).
Fr.Bernardi explains on this site (in french) how fascinating human marks have always been to us (see prehistoric caves or Pompei for example). “(They)synthetise…human destiny: life and death, presence and absence, (they)show what was and what is…”.