London College of Communication
MA Photography

Awards & Prizes

Claudia Mozzillo

Siren Land

"Now the sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely their silence. Someone might have escaped from their singing; but from their silence, certainly never" (F.Kafka).

Siren Land is inspired by Kafka's version that he used in his own translation of the myth of Ulysses, who escapes from the sirens. For Kafka, this episode is the perfect metaphor to explore the idea of love at a distance; a deeply evocative metaphor, because it talks about love for my homeland Naples, and my family, through the lenses of emotional distance. The aim of this work is an attempt to exorcise this distance, visually and emotionally, and sublimate it through the poetry of images.