Thursday, 28 July 2016

World Water Joy : A Work in Progress - Participating Artist - Sara Rossi

SARA ROSSI
Acqua di Palermo
Video 3'
2011/2016
Color, sound, 1024 x 768 pixel.
Music: Birds, from the album Endless Vision (2004) by Hossein Alizadeh & Djivan Gasparyan




The video shot at the port of Palermo in 2011 is the continued recovery of a fish struggling between life and death. His body rotates clockwise drawing a circular shape, inscribed in a rectangle frame. The surface broken up by the tail of the fish (by its soul) that, in its perpetual motion, seems anchored to a central point, suspended between the surface (of the sea and of the image) and the water depth (that it is hidden, submerged). Birds by Hossein Alizadeh in collaboration with Djivan Gasparyan, gives a deeper lecture to the images and offers a multicultural atmosphere of the Sicilian and Mediterranean waters and of the port of Palermo. 

Sara Rossi was born in 1970 in Milan where she lives and works. She graduated at Accademia of Brera, Milan in 1993, and her work were exhibited since 1995 in art museums. galleries and others spaces. Her research focuses on the connections between reality, its imaginary reflections and the narration of it. In her works, most of the time long term project, she realizes photographic series, videos, installations, collages, and drawings. In 2003, she won the public award, Premio Giovane Arte Italiana, of MAXXI Rom, for the piece she presented at the 50. Biennal of Venice and at the residency Italian Academy, Columbia University, New York, with the collaboration of Foreign Ministry. Her works are present in different public and private collections, italian institution and abroad. She exhibited among others at : Triennale di Milano, Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma, la Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa di Venezia, la Fondazione Pistoletto di Biella, Museion di Bolzano, il Palazzo delle Papesse di Siena, la Galleria dArte Moderna di Torino, la Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo di Torino, la 7. Biennale di Lione, il MAMbo di Bologna, Manifesta 7 a Bolzano, il MACRO di Roma, la 4. Biennale di Praga, la Galleria Comunale dArte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, il Museo MART di Rovereto, il Museo Pecci di Prato e Milano, la Bi8 Biennale dell'immagine di Chiasso, ISR Istituto Svizzero di Roma e Milano, la Maison Particulire, Bruxelles. Since 2009 she was Professor of Linguaggi e tecniche dell’audiovisivo e Fotografia beside different Academies of Fine Arts.

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