My name is Gui Taccetti and I'm a photographer and set designer
living in Auckland. In December I'll finish my postgraduate degree
at Elam with an exhibition at George Fraser Gallery for the final
My practice involves the construction of large-scale sets
or scenarios, in-studio, that serve as a storytelling platform told
through photographs. The intended result is always provocative and
On my website there are examples of projects, during and after
construction, that give an idea of what is involved: Guitaccetti.com
For this project, I'm exploring ritualistic behaviors in
sexuality, fetish and desire. It's the visual outcome of two years
of research at the University of Auckland around those matters, and
will accompany a written essay. It will be controversial for some,
but then controversy generates thinking. By portraying some
taboos around identity and sexual behaviour, my ultimate goal is to
generate a healthy debate about those themes through my art.
Because of the level of commitment and time I have
dedicated to the subject so far, it has a special meaning. I think
it deserves to be my biggest project to date, in every sense.
Bigger set, more props, more models and finally bigger prints.
Pushing some boundaries is always important to me, and the large
scale of this project, apart from adding more impact, will require
an extra level of delicacy and committment to attention to detail.
I'm really looking forward to that.
Your generous donations will help cover part of the costs
involved in the construction of the set (timber framing, MDF
sheets, paint, plaster) and printing of the images for the final
show. Because of the desired scale, the budget is stretching beyond
my reach, so I am reaching out to the kindness of friends and
enthusiasts to help a little. Every little bit of help does
Thanks for taking the time to check out my campaign, and please
feel free to pop in at George Fraser Gallery 1-3 December. If you
spot me, come say hi!
For the community who is always support living artists, my major
respect and gratitude.