/ Ciro Falciano / Photo story


“Rhizome is a philosophical concept that describes a nonlinear network of heterogeneous elements that connects any point to any other point. The concept represents a metaphor, embodying a specific subterranean modification of the herbaceous plant’s stem. Its most interesting feature is that it can autonomously develop new plants even in unfavorable conditions.

The rhizome metaphor was adopted by the philosopher Gilles Deleuze and by the psychoanalyst Félix Guattari in their work A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Mille plateaux, 1980).

Since the rhizome is an acentric system, non-hierarchical and free of a fixed order, it contrasts the central, hierarchy-style tree model, where every meaning is arranged accordingly – in a linear way.
Therefore, the goal of this long-term photographic project series, entitled “✻.·.·✧.·.·✦⌇.·.·✧☄︎☄︎.·.·✦⑊” is to collect an indefinite number of photographs conceived and irrationally generated by emotional impulses. They’ll then be placed in a rhizomatic order to find connections, original paths, new interpretations, and hidden meanings.”

Ciro Falciano (1996) is an Italian photographer from Naples, now based in Milano. In 2014 he started as a commercial photographer, but latery is doing personal projects.