I am a performance artist, video artist and site-specific interactive projects artist living at the moment in Milan and Rimini, but I travel a lot 🙂
My work is concerned with social, anthropological, geographical, philosophical issues, human behavior, interactivity and chance.
My research is based on the analysis of contemporary society, investigating contradictions and social problems of daily life, with often an ironic approach.
My practice consists of site specific actions that burst provocatively into daily life and of videoworks that assemble the performance, the reactions of people and the identities of the involved places. I am interested also in creating participative projects where the public takes directly part to the performance.
I have been shown and have performed internationally, including at the Venice Biennial, The Armory Show New York, PAC Milan, Art Basel, Scope London, Artissima Tourin, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, The Native Museum, Mashteuiasth and Canada. My work has been reviewed by Artnet Magazine, Flash Art International Magazine, IkonoTV, Artribune and others.
I recorded this video in 2018 as a self introduction of a project, never published, about the need in our days of stopping to produce ‘stuff’ and about the need of thinking.
I decided to publish it here now, today March 25, 2020, in the midst of the coronavirus emergency and during the long quarantine time that is being experienced in Italy and in the world. I found it by chance today (and nothing it is never a coincidence) putting order at my laptop, and it is as if it were a a sort of premonitory. At the same time, I consider it a valid self-presentation on how I am and on the meaning of my work.
The idea of stopping our activities for a time of thinking was a strong need in those past years where we where overwelmed of everything. Now all society is forced to stop. That maybe means something. I don’t know.
I began painting, writing and dancing since I was a little girl. I had been studying Semiotics of Art with Umberto Eco and Omar Calabrese at Bologna University; this semiotic background is very important for my art and my work. I have been also influenced by my uncle Elio Pagliarani’s poetry, by his rare but crucial suggestions and his performing attitude.
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Dedicated to Rossana and Gianni, with gratitude and love