Your Skin is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Francesca Fini (Italy)

with-an-helmet-3A screening of video art that has strong roots in performance, postponed until a later date to be announced in 2014.

The artists include Pedro Alba, Camille Escudero, Francesca Fini, Danny Germansen & sylviatoyindustries.

Francesca Fini (Italy). Ms. Fini works with mixed media, video and performance art. Her live projects, always addressing issues related to femininity and investigating the relationship between the individual and society and politics, are mixed with lo-fi technology, homemade interaction design devices, live audio and video.

While she is a vanguard artist, creating and touring new work at an astonishing pace, one must take particular note of one of her current, ongoing projects, CIRCUITI (CIRCUITS). Ms. Fini describes CIRCUITI as “a series of mixed-media works that assemble and integrate traditional painting, collage, digital manipulation of video stills printed on canvas or paper, performance art “relics” and digital discs (DVDs, miniCDs) used as design elements in the artwork but also containing an original videoperformance where the artwork itself is part of the picture, like a witness or like a reflection in a mirror. A woolen thread ties and holds together all these elements, creating a sort of “connective” drawing which becomes the signature of the project. The main concept of the works lies in this ongoing shift from analog to digital and back, like a needle going in and out while sewing a fabric, so that the artworks are made for the videos that they hold and the videos are made for the artworks they belong, in a way that you can’t establish what is the beginning and the end of the process.”

The concept is breathtaking. CIRCUITI.

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Your Skin is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Camille Escudero (France)

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Your Skin is the Fourth Wall, Featured Artist: Camille Escudero (France)

A screening of video art that has strong roots in performance, postponed until a later date to be announced in 2014. The artists include Pedro Alba, Camille Escudero, Francesca Fini, Danny Germansen & sylviatoyindustries.

Ms. Ecudero’s performative research runs along the fault line separating the presence of absence, it explores its porosity. The body, as an artistic media, stumbles on its own incarnation and its own density. While creating one hundred “visual haiku” in Brussels in January 2012, Ms. Escudero began making videos, using her cellphone camera. She stresses that “I don’t “capture” images for its contents, but I explore the mobility of the “filming” body. The images become the body extension in order to see and think alerts and flickerings of sighted flesh: neither objective nor subjective.” The kinetics of the “camera-eye” fit material kinetics of body. Ms. Escudero is extremely prolific – her YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/user/Mafalda1777) is a busy place and quite a treat.