Giorgia Lo Faso                                                                                         Current @Billytown, Den Haag                                                                                       Free palestine! 





 
                               
  
/ 2020-2022

Series of 100 watercolors painted onto the walls of my room;
torn off, and mounted onto linen canvases. 1,5 x 1 cm each. Variable dimensions
Graduation project Scaffolding Scaffolding, BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht
Curated by Rachael Rakes
Installation view

Photo Lin Chun Yao and Alëna Vinokurova



                                      









Starting from the question “Can I carry a studio in a backpack?”, and using painting as method, I explore the relation between the
reproduction of digital images (reproduced to the exact same size as the digital screen of the original), the representation of the
sel (depicted in the images), the medium and the physical space I inhabit. Small watercolor depictions of myself appear to be walking, jumping and hiding, exploring the architecture of their temporary dwelling. The depictions, which were extrapolated from a selection of smartphone images, seem to disappear through holes, cracks, crevices, and into the texture of the wall plaster itself.

The realization that  my current home will be demolished in the near future, pushed me to delve deeper into the concepts of studio and space, which resulted  in the idea to use my room as both studio and artwork.

The room was subdivided into sections and the watercolors were torn off the walls by means of strappo, a technique applied in the field of art conservation in which the topmost layer of plaster, which has absorbed the pigments of the painted surface, is lifted and removed,  after which it is applied to a new support.

Based on the multiple temporalities inherent in this multistage process of (de)materialization, I searched for a way to formulate time as acontainer of images, seeing painting as a means to continuously translate digital memories into a new, physical space.    


                                                                 




  
        _Installation view
        Photo by Lin Chun Yao





                                _Installation view
                              Photo by Lin Chun Yao






       _detail

            




          _Installation view
          Photo by Lin Chun Yao and Naomi Moonlion





       _Figurine piccole figure, 2020-2022
        The door
       190 x 55 cm
       Photo by Lin Chun Yao






       _Detail
      Photo by Lin Chun Yao
       _Self-publication, newspaper. Printed on recicled paper, 55gsm, 12 pages
      Photo by Lin Chun Yao and Alëna Vinokurova
  
                                




       _Figurine piccole figure, 2020-2022
       The column
       185 x 90 cm 
       Installation view
       Photo by Lin Chun Yao


 

            _Installation view, details 
             Photo by Lin Chun Yao


  


       _Figurine piccole figure, 2020-2022
       The line
       192 x 24 cm
       Installation view