exploring the themes of human intimacy and of the boundaries separating the ‘insides’ and ‘outsides’ that we constantly inhabit
Committed to a transdisciplinary artistic research, I am concerned with the multi-layered boundaries defining the ‘insides’ and the ‘outsides’ that we constantly inhabit. In particular, I investigate the artistic representation and presentation of the different shades of the idea of intimacy. My conception of intimacy draws from Jacques Lacan’s idea of extimacy, later described by Serge Tisseron as “the movement that repositions some elements of our intimate lives into the public domain so as to have a feedback”.
In my work found materials and everyday objects are rescued from the public domain and transformed, through different types of intervention, into representations of outer lives. I believe that found objects may exert a strong attraction over us, and allow to discover latent manifestations of one’s own identity. The relation between objects, individuals and their specific materiality is among my primary concerns.
Analog photography and videos are an integral aspect of my practice, giving voice to the abstract relations substantiating the experience of my very surroundings. In several occasions, performances take place all along the creation of a piece, from the intimate space of the studio to the artwork’s finalised presentation. This process is able to offer me an integral perspective of the objects and materials I work with.