A Blurry Aftertaste exists at the intersection between photography, performance and sculpture and focuses on the objects, activities and surfaces that belong to the domestic space, portrayed as an absurd and uncanny theatre defined by the creation of structures and the repetition of labour. The house becomes a place where memories can be reconstructed, where intimacy and claustrophobia exist simultaneously, a space to investigate how our familiar domestic existence can be reconsidered and redefined, and a platform where she can translate the gestures of everyday memories into new scenarios performed for the camera.
A Blurry Aftertaste is an attempt to better understand the precariousness of the notion of home through the action of balancing objects, and resisting gravity, the positions of power and the switch of roles that are at play within the images and during the making process.
Eleonora Agostini is an Italian artist based in London and a recent graduate from the Royal College of Art. Eleonora’s practice encompasses photography, performance and sculpture and is driven by her interest in the reconsideration and redefinition of the every-day and the unexceptional. Eleonora has exhibited in Britain, Italy and the United States. Her recent body of work, A Blurry Aftertaste, has been exhibited as part of Premio Francesco Fabbri (Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo 2018), Not The Final Major Project (Hasting Forum, Hasting 2018), Beyond The Camera (PingYao Photography Festival, PingYao, 2018), and Royal College Of Art Degree Show (London 2018).
Eleonora is one of the artists selected for this year’s Format Festival (Derby, 2019) and On Making (National Museum Of Gdansk, 2019). Other recent exhibitions include 209 Women (Portcullis House, London and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, 2018 – 2019), There is No Threat (New York, 2018) and A Day Like the Others (Window 187, London 2018). Her work has appeared in multiple publications including GUP Magazine, Wallpaper, FotoRoom and Vogue Italia.
The Paper Journal Annual 2019 is the result of a call-out which ran in June-July 2018, giving our readers the opportunity to submit their work for the potential to be published in our inaugural photobook series. After 3 weeks and 421 submissions, 3 stand-out artists – Eleonora Agostini, Kovi Konowiecki and Rodrigo Sombra – were chosen by our Founding Editor in Chief Patricia Karallis and Editor Giada De Agostinis, resulting in 3 separate photobooks.