Extra Dry #03

Cleo Fariselli

Extra DRY is a project of collaboration between Peep-Hole and DRY Cocktails & Pizza at Via Solferino 33 in Milan. The initiative comes from a shared desire to take art out of its usual places and experiment with its possible insertion in different contexts. For the third appointment of Extra DRY, Cleo Fariselli presents her new videos.

The invitation on the part of the founders of DRY, who are also art lovers, to imagine a project that brings art into their venue, offers an opportunity for Peep-Hole to experiment with new ways of connecting with a wider audience, putting them in touch with contemporary artistic research. The high quality, contemporary spirit and accessibility that are DRY’s strong points become the guidelines for Extra DRY, a program of video screenings focusing on the younger generations of Italian art. Starting in October, videos will be shown by Diego Marcon, Cleo Fariselli, Riccardo Giacconi, Giovanni Giaretta, Alice Ronchi and Francesco Joao Scavarda, each with a two-month solo stay in the venue.

During this period the spaces of DRY will host three videos, installed in different rooms, on view during regular opening hours. The artists’ projects are “mimetically” inserted in the convivial spaces of DRY, suggesting a different situation of viewing and a continuous flow of images that produce a transformation of perception, drawing attention to the work. DRY thus becomes a showcase for the most interesting artistic experimentation of the latest generations, and an opportunity for a wider public to get acquainted with the work of these young artists.

Cleo Fariselli (Cesenatico, 1982)
A multimedia artist, Fariselli works with sculpture, performance and video, but is in photography, the common denominator of her artistic practice. Photography for Cleo Fariselli is the device with which she explores reality and the mechanisms of sight, sensation, wonder and aesthetic emotion. On this occasion the artist presents a series of works that might be defined as “video-photographs,” or videos with static shots made with the same approach (and the same camera) as the hundreds of snapshots the artist takes. They are photographs with a time span, in which the suggestion is not sealed up in an instant, but extended into an imaginative experience. Among the solo shows by Cleo Fariselli, we can mention the most recent at Proyectos Sant Pere, Barcellona, (2013); LU MI project, Rome, (2012); CRIPTA 747, Turin (2012); Ex-Brun, Bologna, (2011). In 2011 she showed work at Palazzo Reale, Milan, with the finalists of the Ariane de Rothschild Prize. Between the recent residency programs we can mention Bar Project, Barcelona (2013).


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