Fotoscopia by Alessandra Calò





20 x 20 x 3 cm


layers of glass prints

edition of

3 instances of unique piece







The image evokes the human capacity to investigate the unfathomable space between the infinitely small and the immensely distant. The viewer’s eye picks the face of the moon, with its mysterious shades, while the artist photographed the internal cavities of the human body found by an endoscopic probe. In both cases, ingenuity illuminates a dark world: medical science enters the shadow like the bold step of an astronaut on the terrestrial satellite.

In a build-up of overlays, other clinical materials complete the composition: the outline of a venous route, drawn by a generous medical explanations and a count calendar that reminds of lunar phases. Thus is synthesized the brotherhood between individual and environment.

Fotoscopia is the result of a research project conducted by Alessandra Calò commissioned by Fotografia Europea, in collaboration with the hospital Santa Maria Nuova Arcispedale of Reggio Emilia, Italy. The entire project consists of 7 related works, exhibited as an illuminated installation of glass and wood.

Alessandra Calò (Taranto, Italy, 1977) lives and works in Reggio Emilia. She developed independently her passion for art, starting with an emphasis on photography and moving towards experimenting with materials and creating installations.

Dominant in her work are memory and recollection, defined as a state of mind combined with reality, in stead of evoking a moment lost for ever. Next to photography she avails herself of appropriation, based on a language meant for suggesting emotions without describing them too much.


– “Edition of 20 + 1 AP” means that 20 prints will be made in this size and that there is one additional “artist’s proof”.
– Prints may be made in an analog way (dark room) or digitally. “Archival inkjet prints” are digital prints created using a high-quality inkjet printer, typically on fine art paper.
– The advertised size of the image is approximate and refers to the size of the print (without passepartout or frame).
– Price shown includes sales tax. For delivery addresses outside the EU no sales tax is required, and will be removed during check-out (however you may have to pay import duties).
– Each print comes with an edition number and a certificate of authenticity.
All works are readily available (possible exception: a print available in different sizes).
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– “Edition of 20 + 1 AP” betekent dat er 20 afdrukken worden gemaakt in deze grootte en dat er één “artist’s proof” is.
– Afdrukken kunnen analoog zijn gemaakt (in donkere kamer) of digitaal. “Archival inkjet prints” zijn digitale afdrukken gemaakt met een inkjetprinter van hoge kwaliteit, doorgaans op fine art papier.
– De vermelde afmeting van het werk is bij benadering en refereert aan de grootte van de afdruk zonder passepartout of frame.
– Vermelde prijzen zijn inclusief BTW.
– Elke afdruk wordt geleverd met editienummer en een certificaat van authenticiteit.
Alle werken zijn direct beschikbaar (mogelijke uitzondering: afdrukken beschikbaar in meerdere afmetingen).
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