Italy, Germany 2011
time-lapse portrait / letters / poems
“LOVE IS AN ABUSED TOPIC” PROJECT
SEVEN LOVE LETTERS & RELATED OBJECTS
The critic is more a comment on how people, in the contemporary society (Europe – North America), live the relationships through a virtual reality.
Especially talking about feelings, we are scared to live, to lose, to risk, so we prefer, most of the time, to skip, to let things go, to avoid thinking and to avoid facing facts.
It is as well, a personal and political statement against the brainy, aseptic, decorative, politically correct conceptualism.
Waiting for an answer
The video is the sound-video-track that accompany the whole process.
The video includes as well the drafts and the poems.
It rapresent the long, exhausting moment while the lover is waiting for the answer (to his/her love) that is not coming and that will never come.
The shots are taken in a demi-stillness session of 90 minutes.
The face is a landscape of emotions going through the mind and the skin of the subject.
Pain, sorrow, desire, constriction but sometimes even a little laughter for a memory that’s crossing quickly.
The relationship between “ME” & “ME”
HAND WRITTEN, it describes the first step of having an impulse, an idea so it is not filtrate by prejudices at all.
THE REAL SELF: Personal, pure, original, overwhelmed, exaggerated, passionate, irrational, romantic, melodramatic, emphatic, it can be ridiculous and pathetic but it’s always TRUE.
>7 E-MAILS (WORD.DOC)
The relationship between “ME” & “YOU” (THE OTHER)
THROUGH A COMPUTER (virtual life-filter), it describes the “second step”, when the first impulse is gone but still warm. It is the moment when you DECIDE rationally what to write, what is good or not to be sent to the “beloved” subject. In a way, it is a mask.
THE MASK: clean, aseptic, formal, the sentences and some concepts are delayed from the draft, you’re still sincere but not completely and the printed or screen version, is totally impersonal compared with the hand written draft.
The relationship between “ME” & “THE OTHERS” (THE PUBLIC)
ART WORK, it is the result of the “real life” process.
It is sublimated BEAUTY. It is an elaboration of a drama, an exorcism.
It is officially celebrated because it is an art work. The public can take a distance from the personal life of the author and, for this reason, the public can interpret the work itself with its own filter.
Even if it is very deep and strong, it’s strength is nor ridiculous and pathetic.
The PARADOX is: Because it comes from a totally personal procedure, it becomes UNIVERSAL.
barbara fragogna cv
*1975 Venice, Italy
Lives and works in Berlin
main expositions & events
+ 27 aug. 2011 - Mocta (museum of contemporary trash art) - Lange nacht der Museen Berlin - group show
+ jul-aug 2011: Galleria 3D Mestre (Ve) – Baci = :* group show
+ 24 june 2011 - KH Tacheles NewGallery Pavillion - solo show – Berlin
+ april 2011 - Tacheles NewGallery Berlin - Nuclear UNfair - group show
+ april 2011 - Art Hotel EuropA - Brno - Welcome - group show
+ march 2011 - FORTE MARGHERA - Welcome - group show - Venice
+ febr 2011 - Tacheles Werkshau - Berlin - group show
+ febr 2011 - abnormals gallery berlin - Fashion Weak - group show
+ november 2010 - Galleria 3D Mestre (Ve) - group show
+ september 2010 - abnormals gallery - group show - Poznan, Poland
+ july 2010 - art or pornography? - Das Molekular Studio - group show, Berlin
+ july 2010 - Dach 11 - Museum of modern art - Minsk, Belarus
+ feb 2010 - Tacheles Werkschau - KH Tacheles, Berlin - collective show + cat.
+ december 2009 - Galleria 3D Mestre (Ve) - solo show
+ december 2009 - Iam Gallery - S. Francisco - solo show
+ nov-dec 2009 - Italian ReStyle Berlin - KH Tacheles New Gallery - collective show + cat.
+ ago 2009 - Minsk - Museum of modern art _ Collective show
+ mag 2009 - Tallin Drawing Triennial
+ feb-mar 2009 – Werkschau08 – KH Tacheles – Collective show. Catalogue.
+ sep-nov 2008 - Contaminazioni=Kontaminaktionen – collective exposition in Berlin and Padua. Catalogue.
+ oct 2008 - Emerson Gallery Berlin - solo show
+ 7.- 27.jul.08 - Museum der Modernen Kunst Minsk – collective exposition
+ jan-dec 2008 - KUNSTHAUS TACHELES - berlin - “studio programme” of international artists exchange
+ 2008 - NUOVI SEGNALI - padova – collective exposition - catalogue
+ 2007 - FONDAZIONE CASA DI DANTE IN ABRUZZO – collective exposition – catalogue
+ 2007 - MIROIR DE LA MUSIQUE - padova - solo show
+ 2006 - BARLUME - padova - solo show
+ 2005 - BARLUME - padova - solo show
+ 2005 - INTERNO 7 - treviso – solo show
+ 2004 - BARLUME - padova – solo show
+ 2004 - LEGRENZI LIVE ART - venice – art installations, performances, happenings
+ 2001 - BEAT café - padova – solo show
+ 1998 - BEVILACQUA LA MASA - padova ex macello – collective exposition
+ 1998 - GALLERIA ARTIFICIO - padova – collective exposition
+ 1998 - INTERNAZIONALI POSTALI - udine - collective exposition
+ 1997 - PREMIO BELLE LETTERE - cittadella (pd) - collective exposition
+ 1996 - ABANO ARTE_CONTAGIO - abano terme (pd) – collective exposition
AS CURATOR (exhibitions & catalogues) : barbarafragogna.blogspot.com + sinedieprojectroom.blogspot.com + tacheles.de
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