About This Project

Ioana Vrabie

Sifting Through Life
My guesthouse overlooking a beautiful rice paddy in Ubud was perfect to observe the harvest time. My curiosity got captured by the precision of the energetic movements the Balinese man was sifting the rice grains to clean them from not desired impurities. I thought to use the curtain of her room to sift that vision too and isolate the subject from other collateral visual information. This is a paradigm of our daily universal learning process: we sift the information we collect, we keep what we need (the rice) and we discard what we don’t (the impurities). This is an analogue photograph, therefore the layering happened completely inside the camera by exposing the same portion of film twice in just one attempt.




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