© 2019 by Vethan Sautour.

    GIULIO

    modified photograph printed on canvas

    120 x 80 cm

    2016

    This work is in memory of Giulio Regeni, who died in Egypt in 2016. 

    The pixelation reflects the theme of fading memory and  comes from a willingness to make him, on the far right of the picture, unrecognisable, to create a contrast with the unremitting use of his image and story that followed his death, without knowing if this is something he would have wanted. 

     

    Beyond the theme of memory, this work poses the question of fame and the contemporary individual's obsessional need of posting pictures of himself and his entire life on social networks. The fact of someone becoming famous because of the way he died, questions the nature of fame and on a wider level, whether becoming famous is truly something to look for.