Gian Luca Perrone’s reading of dance-hall interiors is seemingly neutral: there are no people and the sweeping visions are of epic proportions. These spaces, which include ballrooms, contain imagery stemming from a specific concept and a progressive presentation and narration of a pastime that is revealed in the way the tables and sofas are divided and where the orchestra, lights and dance-floor are placed.
The photographs in this project were taken with a view camera on photographic plate. They are on display at the Gallerati gallery in Rome, curated by Camilla Boemio, until 10 September.
After working at length on small-format photography, Gian Luca Perrone (1971) approached the medium-sized and then large format. He has spent years working with the pinhole camera and his works have been shown in several exhibitions in Italy.