Giulia Lanza was born in Rome (Italy) in 1988, she works between London and Rome.
“Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners” V. Woolf
During the last few years my practice has focused on the aesthetic of fragment, meant as an instrument to organize and modify the time of personal memory in the consciousness. My research has included storytelling, folktales, theatre, literature and autobiographic content as protagonists of my investigation. On one hand, I am the narrator that opens the way to different interpretations, trying to incentivize the spectator to uncover his own path through the multiple layers of significance. On the other hand, I’m a ‘collector’ of familiar objects that I alter underlining their unfamiliar content. The work attempts to make the viewer uncomfortable in front of a ‘fictional object’. Skin, body and texture are starting points to explore the interaction between the surface of the object, its thingness, and the meaning that we attach to it. I’m currently investigating the object’s dichotomy and playing with materiality in order to give a tactile feeling. Experimentation with a wide range of media, such as leather, fabrics, porcelain, wax and found objects, is fundamental to this enquiry. For these reasons, even though drawing has always been my first instrument of research, installation and sculpture have recently acquired a central role in my practice.
” Art is a process of awareness, tool of decontextualization and “dissection” of a fictive reality. “
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.