Through hallucinated, comic-like drawings, etching prints, sculptures, embroidery and videos, Gaia Vincensini deflates the solid image of corporations, omnipresent in everyday landscape, inserting their conventional symbols within an analogue autobiographical system. Combining and questioning the languages of craftsmanship and design, Vincensini analyses the individual within the community.
How limited access to outdoor public spaces during the last year and half somehow turned city life into a never-ending performance of the resilience so dear to our times – connected bodies exhaling an “I can bend like a reed!” became a frequent sight. Time outside felt as timed and formatted as a commercial. The videos will be trickled out a day at a time starting Monday in the format of a virtual film festival and following the addictive pattern of streaming services.* Depleted from crowds, some neighbourhoods looked like sterilised film sets in which décor, branding and upscaling attempts, but also collateral signs of rampant misery, came to the fore. As if corporate brands had always been here, before the people. [Excerpt from the text by Eva Svennung]