“Frases mínimas” by Photographer Ana Lía Orézzoli

Peruvian photographer Ana Lía Orézzoli explores the quiet, in-between moments of daily life in her series, “Frases mínimas.” The project draws inspiration from a quote from the Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli, who, in his book, The Order of Time (Anagrama, 2019), argues that human beings live on emotions and thoughts. “We exchange them when we are in the same place and at the same time, talking to each other, looking into our eyes, touching our skin,” Orézzoli elaborates. “We feed on that network of encounters and exchanges, or rather, we are that network of encounters and exchanges. Thus, my intention has been to go after those encounters and the result is this collection of small existences that allow me to approach the most minimal structure of everyday cosmology.”

Interested in moments of silence, where it seems that nothing happens, Orézzoli searches for evidence of a fragment — “of something brief, fleeting, and elusive, but which refuses to be transitory. Above all, I try to explore the idea that everyday human gestures have incalculable consequences that move on through time and space, changing everything.”

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