Flavia Tritto (Bari, 1994) is an artist working across video, installation, performance, and participatory art. In her works she investigates the themes of (inter-) subjectivity, individuality, and (self-) perception in order to challenge their dynamics, explore their potential for change, and unveil the hidden and potential multiple facets of human nature. Her artistic research is often enriched with interactive or participatory dimensions, thus emphasizing the process along with the final product, often leading to unforeseeable results.
After receiving her MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in London (UK), she took part in several national and international exhibitions at institutions like the Tate Modern (Tate Exchange, 2018 and 2019) as well as artist residencies including “Trainings for the not-yet” at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity (Canada) and at the Italian Embassy in Turkey (2019). Always active in cultural production and socially-engaged action, Tritto combines artistic and curatorial activities: since 2021 she has been co-curator of VOGA – a project for contemporary art in Bari.
WORK ON DISPLAY
En Apesanteur, 2019
HD digital video, 4’22’’
performed by Katarina Nesic; created at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Canada
Reducing the empirical world to a white cube, the work explores the relationship between the individual and the structure as mediated by a third element: the camera, hence vision. Camera movements make the viewer’s eyes conspicuous, making this seemingly private space of intimate struggle dependent on its external artificial construction.
The video challenges the credibility of our perception by highlighting the presence of constant framing mechanisms. It presents reality as an ongoing process of negotiation. Elasticity is the common denominator of the relationship between body and space as mediated by the camera since the three elements engage in reciprocal topographies. As a projection on a white wall, the works create an artificial and immaterial space that expands the wall’s two-dimensional surface.