BY EMILIO CRESCIANI | 15-Jun-2017
The unbearable beauty of waste. "As I visited waste centres, tips and landfills I was overwhelmed by the sheer scale of waste. But I also found beauty in the shapes and textures, and in the history and memories the rubbish evokes.” A new exhibition by emerging artist Emilio Cresciani, at Co.As.It. Museo Italiano in Melbourne, explores waste as a portrait of our lives. Each photograph in his 2012 series Remains of the Day is a close up of different type of rubbish – tyre rims, circuit boards, hair dryers, cans, bullet casings, TVs, wires, internet cables and the other remains of our modern consumer lifestyle.Michael Fitzgerald, editor Art Monthly, said of this work: "Cresciani is staking a claim for his own sharply emerging photographic identity."