In the Beginning (Contaminations)

By Adriano Marinazzo

Williamsburg, Virginia

If plants, animals, insects, and bacteria cease to exist, life on Earth will end; on the contrary, our planet would flourish if humanity disappears. Despite this scientific truth, human activities are increasingly modifying the natural world. This series has been created in peripheral areas where human encounters are rarer. But even in these places of social exclusion, anthropization heavily affects our environmental perception. In these photographs, we see how street electric wires interact/interfere with the sky. By modifying the Earth, are we ruining God's supreme work, or are we creating our masterpiece?

Adriano Marinazzo is a digital artist, curator, and scholar. His research encompasses visual art, technology, and spirituality, topics he has taught at the Department of the History of Architecture at the University of Florence. In 2014, he was invited to present his work at the XIV Biennale of Architecture of Venice. Currently, he is the Curator of Digital Initiatives of the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary.