Installation at Cinema Beltrade, via Nino Oxilia 10, Milan
Inaugurated on Tuesday 13 December
For some years now, the Cinema Beltrade has been hosting the presentation of the work of the writer and visual artist Alessandra Piolotto.
Piolotto starts her artistic process from the careful observation of a photograph to compose a new story every time. She digs into a found photograph and look for those traces – some obvious, some microscopic – that make the image a starting point for broader reflections. As in a series of concentric circles, a fragment of reality refers to a series of subsequential levels of interpretatios. Since the photographs come from a widespread archive, without any known author, Alessandra’s operation consists in providing context and history to anyone’s reality. A process that resembles the use of a magnifying glass on microscopic details.
The image is translated into story and music; it turns into reflections that she further transforms by fixing them on different materials. In this last work she even explores the use of tapestry and sculptural and sound installations.
In collaboration with the sound artist Alessandra Tempesti, a sound recorded on tape reinterprets the sculptural forms produced by an evoked voice, “in LA major”, translating the memory of the paternal gaze that crosses time and space.
The author writes in the story, “You don’t walk on the oriental carpet, you go into it ..” And this is what happens in her latest playful work.
Printing realized in collaboration with A14
Sancta Ratio Chaotica! L’ora felice in La maggiore is part of the broader body of work, Photo Trouvée: la parola all’immagine, a project that Alessandra Piolotto has been developing since 2015, in collaboration with Giulia Zorzi / Micamera. Since 2019 it has been presented at Cinema Beltrade in Milan.