A Mare (en italien : amare = aimer, a mare = aller à la mer)
De Federica Peyrolo installation 2016
“Distilling color from ‘sky’... grey, that's Federica’s alchemy” David Michael Clarke, artist
Unfolding the world from oneself
The self-portrait is an artistic genre that defines the individual in his relationship with the world. The artist's body is used as the subject and means of creation. It is part of a universe made of expedients, appearance and metamorphosis. The subject of her own representations, the artist conceives herself through a relationship between her body and her image, the image of others and that of the context in which she lives. The attachment to memories is the raw material of Federica Peyrolo’s work. She explores her presence in the world by playing with the ambivalence of objects and situations charged with her personal history. She turns her dependencies or interactions with objects into moving still lifes, into living sculpture, into relationships of scale, and develops a physical presence made up of sounds, gestures and postures. The set of her work questions the symbolic implications of identity building in their relationships with time, with the experience of the body and the environment. At Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Federica Peyrolo has chosen to continue her research by confronting the density of the landscape. “A Mare” is an interior monologue that overlooks outdoor landscapes, like a dream. A quest that develops in these natural spaces like living pictures, which takes the form of a video installation. Is the other we seek our own reflection? The sound supports each plan and effects a romantic shift to the fiction of the subject, this bearer of an action who may be at once the author, the narrator, the landscape or the character.
Sandra Flouriot – head of programming, Galerie du Dourven contemporary art centre, Brittany
One thank you and " grazie " in all those who look at me by far : my family, my grandmother, Matteo, Iginio De Luca, David Michael Clarke. Grazie to Lucia Bricco.
Thanks to Alexandra Sabathé: chief cameraman, to Sébastien Eugène: sound recording, editing, mixing.
Thanks to the promotion Manoel de Oliveira, specially to Laura Haby, Olivier Gain, Cyril Mouthier, Tamar Hirschfeld, Gwendal Sartre, Jacob Wiener, Thibaud Le Maguer, Thomas Guillot and Xénophon Tsoumas.
Thanks to all the technical team of Fresnoy: Blandine Tourneux (pole sound), David Chantreau (video pole), Arnaud Mathieu ( IT pole), Christophe Gregorio and François Bedhomme (workshop decoration), Cyprien Quairiat and Sébastien Cabour (pole installation), Elodie Wattiaux (in charge of production).
Thank you for the construction of the installation
Oeuvres de Federica Peyrolo produites par Le Fresnoy :
- - A Mare (en italien : amare = aimer, a mare = aller à la mer) (installation, 2016)
- - Bianco su Bianco (installation, 2017)