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Busan Biennale 2020


Angelica MESITI Angelica MESITI

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관리자 2020-09-05 15:54

Born 1976 in Sydney, Australia

Lives in Paris, France

 

Angelica MESITI, Over the Air and Underground, 2020, Five-channel HD video installation, color, 10-channel mono sound, variable dimensions, 9min 8sec

 

Visual art often mobilizes the means of expression and communication beyond conventional languages to present them in visualized forms. Angelica MESITI focuses on non-linguistic and performative methodologies in order to convey her narratives and contemplations of society. Interested in topics such as culture and community, MESITI explores communication beyond the realm of language, leading to her fascination with translating a variety of cultural phenomena through sound, music, or bodily movements that are spontaneous, voluntary, or trained. Through formats that transcend language, MESITI also questions how today’s culture is assembled or manipulated. She often borrows from the archetypes of cinema or film, while also establishing non-linear narratives in order to constantly oscillate the audience's sentiments between meditation and climaxing. By choosing ambiguity and indecisiveness rather than linear and clear linguistic narrative as the foundation of her work, MESITI actually presents a more sophisticated aesthetic experience to the audience and instigates a moment of affectation.

The highly sensuous and delicate works by MESITI elevates the quotidian to the domain of the extraordinary and the sophisticated, while leaving a more lucid impression than any explanation on the viewers’ minds. Devoid of language, MESITI’s video installation work deploys the bodily movements and sound-music to activate the narrative, thereby waking the common consciousness beyond individual sensibilities. This transcends beyond linguistic, cultural, and social boundaries, penetrating the realm of the individual and weaving together a joint sentiment instead.
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