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





 
                               
  
/ 2023 _ ongoing

UV fluorescent pigments and varnish applied onto wall fragments. Portable UV-lamps.
Approximately 3 x 1,5 cm each. 
Dimensions variable

Courtesy of the artist and Nishiko
                   
 








                                             
Experimenting with luminescence, a constellation of images slowly unveil themselves. They appear in the darkness like fireflies, lucciole,  minuscule images that are glimpsed, shining for a few moments before  gradually dimming.

Engaged in the creation of a site-specific installation, I daily painted glow-in-the dark images onto several wall pieces. These pieces, physically detached from my studio in Utrecht, were carefully carried in my luggage, layered amidst clothes and underwear.
Informed by restoration methods, my approach has been deeply influenced by the study of how conservator employ various imaging techniques. These methods such as the use of ultraviolet lights allow gathering information imperceptible to the naked eye.  It  also provides  insights into material origins, its journey through time, offering clues about its provenance and historical trajectory. Visitors navigating the exhibition using portable UV lights slowly  activate the installation.
Images seem to emerge from the depths of an unknown space, appearing distant in the darkness.

The work in part on on ongoing project developed during a residency period at BEAST AIR  on the island of
Bornholm during the month of December 2023.





        




        _Lucciole, 2024
          UV fluorescent pgments, and varnish painted on wall fragments.  Dimensions variable.
         Poco a Poco, duo exhibition. Waterkant, Bunker, Den Haag (NL)
         Installation view
        © Giorgia Lo Faso 2024










        _Lucciole,  2024
        UV fluorescent pgments, and varnish painted on wall fragments.  Dimensions variable. 
        Poco a Poco, duo exhibition. Waterkant, Bunker, Den Haag (NL) 
        Installation view
        © Giorgia Lo Faso 2024








       _Installation view









                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  _ Installation view, detail


       _Lucciole, 2023
       Installation view at Beast AIR, Bornholm, DK. Open studio
       © Giorgia Lo Faso 2023






       _Lucciole, 2023
       Installation view  at Beast  AIR, Bornholm, DK. Open studio
       © Giorgia Lo Faso 2023