“Art makes the petrified world speak, sing and perhaps dance”, from this standpoint starts the research for this work. Moving images are made static by scanning movie scenes while they play. The movements and the actions of the characters are petrified in a pose, not completely still, but suggesting a movement, an action, or a mood they were experiencing. The images are revolving, as if an invisible wind was blowing through the characters. In a way art helps us to organize this disparate data, this suggestion of movement, in order to give the scene meaning: we stand in a world of possible forms. The chosen films were vital to destroy preconceived ideas on gender, race and class. The characters are all experiencing a need to escape from a situation imposed by a general structure, wishing for salvation, and looking for it, everyone in her own way, like Daphne, a nymph in greek mythology who asked for help to the gods because she was chased by Apollo. Her prayers were listened and she was turned into a tree moments before being overtaken by the god. The project poses the question: from which standpoint is liberation achieved? In movement or in petrification?
Serie 1: collection of digital images
Serie 2: blueback digital prints 120x42 cm
SCREENINGS / EXHIBITIONS
28.04-30.06/2018 @ Unleashing Screensaver, Columbia University - New York City
@ ScreenSaver Gallery online exhibition
@ leavethemgirlsalone.com curated by Kamilia Kard
30.05.2018 @ Leave Them Girls Alone group show - Lavanderia self service dell’Isola, Milano