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Honorable Mention BIFA 2021 Fine Art / Other

Linchetto

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Fine Art / Other
  • Photographer
    Nicoletta Cerasomma

According to folk tales from Lucca, when you are not able to find your key or something disappears inexplicably in your house, it is Linchetto’s fault. It is believed that Linchetto is a naughty spirit that tricks people in their own house, he can cause knots in your hair so you will be forced to cut it or he can steal something so you cannot find it. He loves neatness and He cannot bear disorder. If you want to get rid of Linchetto you can leave a bowl of berries or rice. He is not able to count. He instinctively will want to count. Not being good at counting, he will soon get bored.

Nicoletta Cerasomma is a pop surrealist artist with a background in staged photography. After studying photography she realized her love for storytelling and she focused on production of nuanced photographic tableaux. Her work is highly conceptual and complex: she incorporates archetypes and cultural iconography with satirical narratives inspired by the collective unconscious. Leaning into the visual language of pop surrealism, she stages narrative compositions that expose the underbelly of modern life.