Finalist Carte Blanche Students 2022
University of Applied Arts - Vienna
My name is Philip Tsetinis and I am studying at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna at the Institute for Applied Photography and Time-Based Media. In my work, I concentrate on the individual staging of photographic images. Starting from specifically selected locations, I first determine the aesthetic mood that is later fundamental for the finished photo. Afterwards I create a suspenseful moment with the help of protagonists and self-made props. The depicted moment is intended to captivate the viewer emotionally and at the same time to refuse definitive answers or interpretations. In fact, the photographic staging in my works is characterized by the possible variety of associations.
“Polyphenism describes the visually perceptible change of a living being through the adaptation to changed environmental conditions like food, temperature, population density a.s.o.
The actual future is always hidden, and we can only approach it through ideas. Pragmatically, only a few future events can be predicted, but the majority is more in the realm of the Unpredictable, therefore I use the word “unknown” in my title.
The series, composed of sixteen photographic staging’s, hypothetically provide fragmentary insights into how a subsequent generation would adapt to future developments.”