Italian Association of Professional Photographers-TAU Visual
About Ilva Beretta
My work is based on the research of mundane objects like food and the underlying stories they tell about continuity and memory. I am particularly interested in the perception of temporality and the mechanisms of memory and my work tends to deal with these two themes, although they sometimes intertwine.
Life is dependent on food; food accompanies us from the beginning of our existence to the end, be it of the human race or our personal, individual lives. It is therefore a very relevant subject to work with to show continuity, despite it being so fundamental to life as such that it has no real status as a metaphor of continuity, it just exists, a banal presence, necessity or pleasure.
Through series of still lifes, I work on the connotations of continuity and timelessness of my subject matter, rather than depicting any fleeting moment in time, or death, as in traditional vanitas images. I’m interested in investigating the timeless nature of food, not the concept of death and vanit