Clara Aparicio Yoldi
Isabel Perez del Pulgar
Isabel Perez/José Cruzio
Natália de Mello
Pancrazio da Padova
Silvia de Gennaro
FRANCESCA FINI (It), The Burning, 8:00, 2016
"The burning" is a video inspired by the recent disturbing political events in America, that gave birth to a series of images in my mind. These images revolve around the idea of obliteration; the obliteration of the past, of the human progress, of a path that seemed established, of values that seemed not negotiable. But everything is burned in one night, in a bonfire that devoured even our disbelief, leaving us dismayed. With hindsight this was all too predictable, the signals were left on our way to be interpreted: globalization, the economic crisis, the moral and material impoverishment of the middle class, the progressive disintegration of society, are spreading throughout the West the virus of obliteration. A metaphorical patina of black paint that blinds, devours and deletes.
Francesca Fini is an interdisciplinary artist mainly focused on new media, experimental cinema and performance art. She lives and works in Rome. The focus of her work is always the body and its own narrative power, but inserted in a sort of exuberant "multimedia pot" where live videoart pieces are mixed with generative audio, lo-fi technologies and homemade interaction design devices, with handicraft masks, bizarre costumes and feminist steam-punk props popping out everywhere.
Among the most important art events in which she participated in the last few years, we would mention the 2011 WRO Biennale in Poland, the River-to-River Festival in New York, the ADD Digital Art Festival in Rome, Laguna International Art Prize in Venice, the Venice International Performance Art Week, FILE Festival in Brasil, the Berlin Directors Lounge, Ikono Tv Festival and the Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival in Chicago. In 2014 she was selected for the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, organized by the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was also invited in Kolkata, where she lectured and performed at the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute.
In 2014 she participated in the International Watermill Center Summer Program.
In 2015 she directed in Rome the firts edition of HI> DANCE Festival, dedicated to contemporary dance and technology. In the same year she won the Prix Université Blaise Pascal des étudiants and the Prize Conseil Général du Puy-de-Dome during Videoformes Festival in Clermont-Ferrand. She is currently working on a new experimental feature film with the collaboration of Cinecittà Istituto Luce.