Doppelt und dreifach umrundet, 2013 / Ohne Titel, 2014

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Video still, Doppelt und dreifach umrundet, 2013, Livia Di Giovanna

The architectural shots in Livia Di Giovanna’s video “Doppelt und dreifach umrundet” present us with a certain kind of industrial scene, but once they are laid flat, the images are transformed into sculptures with the third dimension left out. Alongside the video is a carousel made of wood, glass, and mirrors which reflects and deconstructs its surroundings. The installation thus employs movement, the position of the viewer, and “the gaze that becomes the motor in this machine for distilling images.[1]”

[1] Press release from the espace d’art contemporain (les halles), Porrentruy: http://www.eac-leshalles.ch/eac/index.php?page=livia-di-givanna (consulted June 11, 2014)

 

Livia Di Giovanna (1984, Berne, CH) vit et travaille à Berne. Elle a étudié aux Hautes Ecoles des arts de Berne et de Zurich et situe sa pratique artistique à mi-chemin entre photographie et vidéo. Elle a notamment reçu le Prix fédéral des Beaux-arts en 2012 à Bâle et a exposé au Kunstmuseum de Berne en 2013.

http://www.nairs.ch/portfolio-view/livia-di-giovanna-2012/

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