When it's Three in the Morning

lucrezia de fazio

Year:

2017

Media:

video installation: screens, projection mapping, sound

Size (cm):

150 x 250 x /

London 2018

Other works

Alfa

lucrezia de fazio

Year:

2014

Media:

Photography installation: 28 digital prints mounted on aluminium

Size (cm):

75 x 110 x 2

London 2018

Conceptual Fuck

lucrezia de fazio

Year:

2015

Media:

mixed media: video sculptures: projection, wooden plinths, ink on paper, sound

Size (cm):

140 x 300 x 350

London 2018

Biography

I was born and raised in Rome, where I attended the Spanish school since I was 3 yeas old. I've been part of a flamenco atelier since I was a kid until the second year of college.
In 2011 I finished high school and I went to London, where I enrolled in an English course and short courses at Central Saint Martins. In 2012 I returned to Rome where I started the Academy of Fine Arts, attending the Sculpture course. When I finished BA I moved again to London to start the Master in Photography at Central Saint Martins.

Artist statement

My work has its roots in sculpture, in the transformation of the matter and the relation between the organic and the inorganic. Drawing is the ground of my artistic research; not only in the more traditional way of ink on paper, but is the supporting frame of video installations, sculptures and performances. My research is based on the meeting between sculpture and the intangible aspect of light, to give birth to new, essential and conflicting forms.
During my Master at Central Saint Martins I started experimenting with video mapping, combining it with three-dimensional objects and different surfaces to create video sculptures. I’m interested on the research of the experience, the impact with the work, from the time of the creation of the work itself, to the effect on the audience.
Is about the discourse with the Other, the subconscious, which arouses the primordial relationship with the body, isolating its elements, becoming a superstructure, a landscape, the essence of nature itself. What I feel during the conception and the birth of the work reminds me of the sleeping moment, the moment before sinking into a deep sleep, where the images are confused but detailed, the sounds amplified, drooping, which seem far away but come from the bowels. Sound is a fundamental value in my work; It is always an integral part of the work but at the same time is previous to it. I record the sound of the entire creative process: from drawing, to the sound of neurotic steps, the phone’s vibrations and food being chewed quickly.
Thanks to the traditional approach that dictated my three years at the Academy, I was able to learn and refine various techniques, from drawing to engraving, to ceramics and numerous sculptural techniques. In addition, the study of art history, aesthetics and philosophy has enriched my research, both stylistic and conceptual. The transition from the Italian academic structure to the English system of Central Saint Martins has expanded my horizons significantly .The comparison with my Master colleagues coming from all corners of the world and the approach to research and work through philosophy seminars, contributed to build a strong balance with the techniques learned in my previous years in the School of Sculpture.