Marco Fedele di Catrano, Milko, video still, 2015

Marco Fedele di Catrano

Panel discussion and videos

"La città invisibile", a traveling panel discussion, conceived by Marco Fedele di Catrano in collaboration with Vitaly Patsyukov and Ivan Isaev, after his first appointment at CCI Fabrika, in Moscow, as part of the program of the 7th Moscow Bienniale, arrives in December in Switzerland, both in Zurich, Kunstraum Walcheturm, and in Geneva, in Villa Bernasconi.
In the same occasion, "Portrait of Jennie", a book by Marco Fedele di Catrano and Vitaly Patsyukov, published by NERO, will be presented.

Most of the time the images caught out of the corner of our eye are the realest to us: Portrait of Jennie is an artist book and a project that investigates the transformation of the image within time and space, determined by our visions and projections, influenced by our needs and desires, in private and social contexts.
The idea on which Portrait of Jennie is based is the impossibility to portrait reality in his whole visual manifestation; in this sense, the work presented correspond each one to an abstracted moment and work all together within the video-installation as a fragmented reality. There is a line that connects all the videos: a deconstruction of narration that opposes itself to a sense of continuity and narration in our perception of time and space and in its filmic reproduction.
Taking its title from a novel by the American author Robert Nathan – in which the main character, an artist, faces the impossibility of drawing a portrait of a young girl due to her death – Portrait of Jennie is born within a shared space between the artist Marco Fedele di Catrano and the curator Vitaly Patsyukov, as a follow up of a solo exhibition conceived by the artist with the same title, held in 2015 at CCI FABRIKA, in Moscow.

Panel discussion on Fryday 8 December 2017 at 7 pm at the Villa Bernasconi (in english)
with Marco Fedele di Catrano, Vitaly Patsyukov, Ivan Isaev, Aurélien Gamboni, Markus Kummer, Angela Marzullo, Nicolas Vermot-Petit-Outhenin (subject to change). Moderated by Karine Tissot.

Videos exhibition on 8, 9 and 10 December from 2 to 6 pm.