Giusy Pirrotta

Giusy Pirrotta is an Italian born artists who lives and works in London. Her work focuses on the study and the manipulation of moving image and its representation codes. A particular aspect of her research is related to the analysis of the ephemeral aspect of light and perception in relation to sculpture and architecture intended as exhibition context.

She has a visual background related to painting, sculpture and photography, acquired during her studies at the Academy of Fine art of Florence where she attended her BA in fine art in 2006 and a postgraduate qualification in Art & Design teaching in 2008. Later, she started focusing her practice on the study of moving image in relation to film, video and sculpture deciding to move to Milan and then London, where in 2010 she attended a Master in Fine art at Central Saint Martin College of Art and Design. During her MA program she won the Red Mansion Art prize, an art residency program in Beijing promoted by Red mansion Foundation, with final show at Royal Academy of Art representing Central Saint Martin College of Art and design. During that time she started working with different means of production finalized to the manipulation of different equipment for the projection of light and moving images, using film, slides, and experimenting with different light sources. Through this she started focusing on the study of light in relation to architecture and sculpture. The post master period was structured through internships and artist in residence programs which allow her to keep working with specific equipment. First, Central Saint Martin film and Video department Intern and Residency Program where she specialized herself with the use of printing and developing techniques on 16mm film within the production of different works like vanishing Point Film. After, Prestech Film Laboratories where she developed her interest in the preservation and restoration of Film, within also specific training in digitalization and colour grading. At the moment she is PHD researcher at UCA, University for the creative Arts in Farnham, with a practice led program which focuses on the study of moving image and its relationship with architecture intended as a display context between Museum, Gallery and Cinema. Her project analysis also the sculptural quality of light in relation to perception phenomena and work fruition. Her research is developing through a realization of a body of works which examine the sculptural quality of moving image in relation to the exhibition space, with a parallel investigation on curatorial strategies finalized to the display of time based installation works. Her study is focusing on how the relationship between the mixture of different creative languages and novel display solutions is creating a hybrid system of moving image production in contemporary art.