Turning my attention to what is not visible as such but is part of the experience of the world, shaping it from within. Tilting the point of view to consider what, in this experience, would otherwise remain in the shadows, imperceptible. This research, which challenges our perceptions, the very way we look at things, is at the centre of my approach. It leads me to probe the underside of social and cultural fabrics – aspects of reality that are hidden, forgotten, abandoned, or overlooked. Developed in diverse contexts, rooted in exchanges and collaborations, my art projects involve the participation of communities and individuals from different environments in the production of traces and narratives. I move around and enter territories and environments to draw out creative grounds from this experience. The process then rests on duration, being there, listening, investigations and collecting all manners of data – drawings, photographs, videos, testimonies, documents, varied materials and objects that I display in the form of installations. Performance is also part of my work. It allows me to embody states of attention and commitment related to the explored situations.
In the last few years, I have been in constant mouvement between Canada, Italy and Brazil, leading a life tested by borders – different value systems, norms and social and cultural constructs. This penetrates into my practice, generating a complex synergy, both uncomfortable and at the same time most stimulating for creation. Mobility transforms the very way I listen to the world.
What are the possible points of reference? What relationships does this spatial and geographical discontinuity reveal? The work becomes a constant adaptation test : am I always creating something ? Can I even picture the world, and under what form when it seems to disintegrate? My present projects carry these questions and, rather than answers to them, suggest gestures and situations to experiment together.