GIOIA DI GIROLAMO: THE MICROORGANISMS ARE THE REAL CREATORS OF ALL FORMS OF LIFE, THEY ARE THE ALPHA

The main passion of this visual artist is how men, technology and the ecosystem are linked. She uses different types of techniques to show her research: from fabrics and embroideries to videos, installations, clay sculptures, and sounds




ALL YOUR WORK HAS TO DO WITH THE DIGITAL AGE. IN WHAT SENSE?

My artistic research is focused on the relationship between human beings and new technologies.

The resulting dialectical relationship generates a continuous flow of information whose transforming force is giving shape to a new “mankind”, alien and dematerialised. I investigate this aspect, as a result of the digital era.




WE SEE THE USE OF PILLOWS ALWAYS PRESENT IN YOUR WORK. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO EXPRESS WITH THIS?


These fabric sculptures analyse two opposite aspects. In the case of Nude / Skin ones, I focused on the body materiality and physical contact.Touch is one of the senses that , due to digitalization , we live less and less. We are used to cultivating interpersonal relationships through a device, due to distances that have shortened thanks to digital technology, and sometimes due to our insecurities.




For this reason, we are suffering from the missing of the pleasure that one feels in the material "contact" (the physical one). In contrast to these, in the case of the silver and iridescent ones, like the “FilterBubble” series, I created a tribute to the most evanescent and fluid part of the aesthetic aspect and identity that we can personify through the web. The total absence of physicality.

“Filter Bubbles” create "ideological media". These filter bubbles "isolate" by customizing our info-sphere according to our tastes.



HOW DO YOU CHALLENGE MULTIPLE FORMS OF SENSORY PERCEPTION THROUGH YOUR WORK?


All my works are connected. They can be taken individually and have a life of their own, but when they are related to each other, in my opinion, they create a unique organism.



TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FURTHER RESEARCH BETWEEN THE UNICELLULAR SYSTEM OF ORIGIN AND NEW GLOBALISED WAYS OF SEEKING SENSATIONS.


Let's say that analysing the human being in this new form of increasingly pushed digitalization, I came to consider the way in which this evolution can change the human to its most primordial essence. One could hypothesize the birth of a new civilisation with everything that makes it so. More and more it is clear to everyone that we tend , through technology , to point towards a divine ascension. That involves , also , our spiritual part.



Here is where the unicellular aspect of research comes from. The unicellular systems and microorganisms are the real creators of all forms of life, they are the Alpha and the Omega, the divine part of any form of civilisation observed. We could consider them the "divine" of science. What I hypothesize, as the sensations almost are, is the birth and the mutation of single-celled forms (daughters and mothers also) of a completely digitalised human civilisation.



YOU ALSO DO AN ODE TO THE INVISIBLE. HOW DO YOU DEVELOP IT?


Regarding the invisible, let's go back to the concept of the “FilterBubble” series, born with the first dedicated to the “Doppelganger”. Through this series of works, I exploit the reflective material they are made of to capture the light and its reflections, not immortalising it but leaving it free to run and deform on the surface of the work. The concept of fluid identity and freedom from all that is corporeal returns. I like the idea of being able to connect this aspect to worlds of different nature such as the search for one's earthly identity and the more spiritual one.

WHAT TECHNIQUES DO YOU USE IN YOUR WORK AND WHAT DOES IT DEPEND ON?


I like to use different media and different production techniques in my research. From fabrics and embroideries to videos, installations, clay sculptures, and sounds. I use all of them for awakening and involving all the possible senses.



WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR LAST WORK OR ARTISTIC PROJECT? AND HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR ART HAS EVOLVED SINCE YOU STARTED?

I believe that my art has evolved creating an increasingly minimal and direct language. I believe it has stripped itself of some descriptive aspects that are not necessary for understanding the work and the research, pushing itself towards a more aware and mature vision.





IN CONCLUSION, WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MANIFESTING THROUGH YOUR VISUAL ART?


I have always linked man, technology and the ecosystem. Aspects that accompany human existence from the dawn to today, looking to the future and how this could turn out. I like looking for the missing link, the connection point. What perhaps was and what could be, the time circle, uniting space and time.


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Credits for the images : Ultra*Studios Media House