Federica Peyrolo

Bianco su Bianco - Installation - 2017

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition panorama 19


“When skies are grey, she’s a rainbow.” David Michael Clarke

Bianco su bianco, like light on light, an eclipse, an experience that everyone can have, a commonplace yet always extraordinary experience, which bears within it magic, mythology, risk-taking, inquisitiveness. Bianco su bianco, a white trace which will be erased at the same time as its trace, color is something impressive, instantaneous, it’s the detail, the belief, the subjective impression, a subject revealed as an object. Being curious enough to believe in one’s own eyes, imparting color to light, a voice to sound, it’s like climbing a mountain in the search of a god, a magic moment, a history that is ours. The installation presents ten screens with ten revelations of images based on the Polaroid development process of binaural sounds recorded with the artist’s ears together with digital captures of her body during an ascension of Mount Rocciamelone (3567 m) in Italy on 14 April 2017. The digital images, sound and data are the only evidence of an action/performance that uses sound and image to explore the limits of the body, of time and of landscape.

Federica Peyrolo

Federica Peyrolo, was born in 1989 in Suze, Italy, and graduated from the Accademia Albertina in Turin and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Le Mans.

Federica's work investigates a dual internal tension, with on the one hand a strong attachment to the past, to childhood memories and on the other hand the desire to free oneself from these in order to develop as an independent individual. In video, photography and installation, she expresses her wonder at the infinite variety of colours and shapes in the world but always on the edge of an existence in the shadow of disillusionment or the fear of disappearing in a phenomenon of absorption.

In 2015, Federica Peyrolo won the Nanjing International Art Festival prize, China and was selected for the Artefatto RESET prize in Trieste, Italy. She also participated in different residencies: In-Naturalia in Turin, Nhome in Rome, Transalp in Cuneo, Italy.

Winner in 2014 of the OFF Site open call art project in L'Aquila (Italy) presided by Veronica Santi, she exhibited the same year in the exhibition Flying Black Cow Utopia Club, part two at the Gallery of Dourven in Trédrez-Locquémeau, France in a project by David Michael Clarke. Her work « D » was presented at FRASQ 2013, an annual event initiated by Le Générateur, art and performance space in Gentilly, France.Federica Peyrolo is currently represented by Galleria Moitre in Turin.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing