Marco Fusinato's ten large-scale images, PHOTOGRAPHS (Sun Series) 2002, depict the sun radiating against fields of blue sky. The sun, centred in each photograph, appears as a white disc of light burning with intense luminosity. The brilliance of its registration creates massive blind spots within the picture, as the sun refuses to yield anything other than an excess of its own image. Fusinato's approach to art is one of improvisation - using what is on hand to dictate the direction of a work within the parameters of the chosen medium?s aesthetic conventions. Utilising photography's principle property - light - as his subject, Fusinato allowed it to dictate the terms of his engagement with it. The cheapest and most readily available light source is, of course, the sun. Letting this elementary fact determine the image's subject and production process, he was forced to shoot 'blind' at an object which had the potential to render him blind. Overall, however, looking at these images is not about blindness per se, rather they offer the paradoxical chance of sight as our vision is momentarily dazzled.
Tanya Peterson 2005
_Author's note: the text is a revised and edited version of, 'Marco Fusinato:
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