The photographs in Mimmo Jodice's Eden offer an ironic, metaphorical take on an obscure malaise.
Food, televisions, telephones, plants, computers, motorcycles, clothes, automobiles, utensils and more. Constant observation of what we consume and what consumes us, day by day. Apparently familiar or banal objects, innocuous and immobile, are transformed into living, disorienting materials of aggressive impact. Eden is a metaphor of the everyday violence with which induced, ephemeral needs seduce us in a perverse ritual, heaven and hell of our most unbridled desires, but also the mirror of the dark side of our consciousness. Through lucid, detached observation, Jodice revisits the classic theme of the photographic still life, in unusual compositions often captured in the street or in shop windows. Still life as a metaphor and omen of the death of free, empirical contact with the true nature of things.