| Federico Madeddu |
If you could be anything right now, what would you be?
Hahaha, just myself, but with Buddha-mind.
Which book are you reading?
None at the moment.
Which photographer is teaching you something?
Rinko Kawauchi and Lorenzo Senni certainly helped me discover my way.
Are you working on a particular project right now? Can you tell us something about it?
Yes, I’m currently editing a very small collection of photos and texts, called “Piccola ode al silenzio” [Small ode to silence]. It’s a series of previously unselected images and a text that came lately. It’s a kind of self-inquiry, where both aspects of the work drive toward a certain spaciousness and lightness.
What is “Nuova Gestalt”? And what would you like it to become?
Nuova Gestalt is my first work in the field of photography. It’s a collection of images taken in Seoul, Barcelona, Roma and in the countryside around my parent’s house, where I grew up, near Pisa. In the same period I was writing personal notes without any particular artistic aim. Then I realised the resonance between photos and texts, and the result is a sort of multi-dimensional narration that has some aromas of cinema, graphic novel and poetry. I’d really like it to become a book, I’m currently searching for a publisher.
You are a photographer, a writer, a musician: how do you combine everything together?
I don’t feel so much difference between photography, writing and music, the process in which I’m involved is more or less the same. There is a unifying feeling of being a non-specialized amateur, and that delivers both the humbleness and the thrill to express my own way.