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Incubi et Succubi.
Photographs by Lele Saveri.
Seems Books, 2011. 88 pp., illustrations throughout, 7¼
Selected as one of the
Best Books of 2011
...The book—a psychodrama—instead finds coherence in themes and in emotions, in the surprising archaism of the figures that appear to him in dreams. The books is a repertory of archetypes, ancient ghosts with flowing gowns, atmospheres that, at times, reminds me of The Somnambulist by Ralph Gibson and, at times—the images of the infested houses of Staten Island—reminds me of Ted Serios’s “thoughtographs” in which he exposed the film with an obstructed lens, directly with his mind. It is often like that here: Incubi et Succubi “like the Veronica Veil and the Turin Shroud, were images made not by human hands, but by mysterious external forces” (Harvey again). And if it is true that the invisible becomes visible with the intent of changing our point of view, then it is also true that openly confronting our demons has the thaumaturgical power of making them vanish—at least until the following night.
Selva Barni, editor, Fantom - Photographic Quarterly
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