BLOOD
Video art, 2011

Concept

 

A reflection on my creative process as an artist. When I think about it I feel like some sort of serial killer, struggling with my own ghosts in front and behind the symbolic space of video-making; a transparent screen that becomes some sort of prison, where I murder myself over and over again.

 

I play with the masterpieces of silent cinema, as in a sort of collage of iconic images that come from the past and evoke ancient ghosts. And with these ghosts, my own personal ghost, faceless and voiceless, interacts, in a dark room, through projections made visible only by the red paint that I scatter on the transparent surface that separates me from the video camera. That surface is a membrane: the ephemeral nature of the vision, creativity, ethereal and transparent like film.

"Multiples are a recurring motif in the work of Italian Artist Francesca Fini, whose 2011 video Blood explores the role of her own creative process. She describes it as a struggling with her own ghosts behind and in front of the camera..." (The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies).

Documentation
 

Shows

Visioni Acustiche @ Macro Pelanda, Rome - 2011

Magmart Video Art Festival, Naples - 2012

Norme per la rivoluzione, curated by Bruno Di Marino @ Volksbühne, Berlin - 2012

Oslo Screen festival - 2012

FuoriFestival, curated by Giacomo ravesi, Pesaro - 2013
​RED Francesca Fini personal exhibition, Rome - 2018

Cyborg Fatale personal exhibition, Bologna - 2019

Credits
Concept, art direction, animation, editing - Francesca Fini

Music - Gianluca Giardi

Media

The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies - open link
Reinterpretation by Polish rock band Krew - open link