“Waithood” a portmanteau composed of “wait” and “adulthood”, is a period of stagnation in the lives of the youth, unemployed and newly graduated, in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), India, etc. It can be described as “a kind of prolonged adolescence”, during which a large proportion of these guys spend its best years waiting.
Waiting for a job, waiting for economic independency, waiting for the decisive transition from adolescence to adulthood.
After the 2008 economic crisis, this term can be easily applied to the young europeans as well, who, after having ended their studies, start to wait, seek and hope.
Trying to find a solution I’ve started to move myself, almost compulsively, between Portugal, Italy and United Kingdom, hoping to be fulfilled in one of these countries. Escaping elsewhere seems one of the best reliefs, but it leads to more loneliness and indifference from the surrounding world.
The stability’s search ends up in wandering, without any direction.
Domenico Camarda (La Spezia, 1990) is graduated in Science of Communication at the University of Bologna and in Photography and Visual Design at NABA. In the autumn of 2014 he worked at Pierre Von Kleist Editions, and Pedro Alfacinha Gallery, both based in Lisbon, where he learned and deepened his interest in author photography and art publishing. In the 2015 He lived and worked in London for Amelia Troubridge, as assistant photographer, curating the editing and the layout of her last publications. He currently lives in Turin where, after having collaborated for MeMo Mag and ARTUU, he works as freeelancer and on its own research projects.
Camarda’s artistic practice focuses on and explores themes such as the construction of identity, and collective phenomena that affect and define the lives of each single individual. Creating a series of dreamlike and suggestive images, he wants to ask questions and trigger reflections, rather than giving simple answers.
His works have been exhibited, among others, at the Triennale of Milano, CAMERA of Torino, and he has been recently selected as one of the artists for the 2nd cycle of FUTURES.
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