About the Project:
“Nocturno” is a long term project that spans five years documenting urban and rural environments in the dead of night. It’s a subjective take on the documentary genre, that serves as a surreal diary concerning loneliness.
Throughout my life, I’ve been lonesome. Not alone, but lonely. This distinction may seem redundant, but one of the most common misconceptions about loneliness, is that it’s a feeling you have when you’re alone. In fact, being in company can often heighten the feelings of alienation that loneliness produces. It’s a form of disconnection, that creates an invisible gap between yourself and everyone else, like speaking a completely different language that only you understand.
The night has always been an environment I've gravitated towards. As a teenager i developed a severe case of insomnia, which led to the foundation of a separate world beyond my days, my night life.
What became entrancing for me, rambling around these empty dark territories, was the opportunity to see the world under a new light. To experience them without the mediating filter of our ideas about them, which made these spaces that were once familiar and populated with sounds and movements, acquire a dreamlike eerie quality. The night provided me with the context of an empty world, an abstract environment I could reshape, make new and strange.
“Nocturno” is the result of documenting lonesome nights. As I navigated through empty cities and towns, woods and country fields, bathing in the disarming and yet intoxicating feeling of abstraction from society.