Paolo Bini’s artistic research is an investigatory attempt to transform and re-appropriate the authentic notions of ‘the memory of an image’ as it adheres to the contemporary rhythms in the world around us. These images are formed as a pixilation of units. Usually marked out by a scanner or a plotter, the result is a succession of colored stripes that become a succinct and redefined translation of what came before.
Residents from Italy
Alicja Gaskon uses lines and maps to tell stories about conflict, borders, migration and identity. She uses mapping as a narrative process to investigate social and political spaces and networks. Her practice is research-based and ranges from painting and installation to video and performance. The works incorporate military maps, satellite images, and statistical data that are later translated into a reduced language based on the collected information.
Residents from Switzerland
Chadwick Rantanen appropriates the forms of familiar consumer goods and modifies and re-contextualizes them into sculptural tools. In doing so, he creates opposing acts of compromise and dissent, acquiescence and insubordination, tension and harmony and the passive aggressive. Adapting and conforming to architecture and infrastructure, Rantanen’s sculptures mimic installations or site-specific works, often taking the form of an adaptor, wedging between objects and their sources of power, articulating a web of accommodation, compromise, maintenance and parasitism by slightly detouring energy, but never causing harm.