VITTORIA GERARDI is a young conceptual photographer. She works in the wet darkroom on the negative to create a collage of lights and shadows; then, the photos are developed and modified to give back a kind of suspended reality. Her first photo series, Confine (2016) was made in the Death Valley desert in California, during a coast-to-coast motorcycle trip across the United States. Through the intervention in the darkroom the landscape becomes a physical, visual and mental experience. Light becomes a clean cut on the composition, nature materialises as an existential landscape, it becomes the artist’s sign on silver paper. Each photo appears as a fragment of memory, a metaphor for reality and existence. *She was born in 1996 in Venice, she lives and works in London.