Francesca Fini is an interdisciplinary artist focused on experimental cinema, new media, installation and performance art. Her live projects, often addressing issues related to femininity, the distortions in the perception of beauty, the influences of society on gender and women's Issues, are a mix of traditional media, with lo-fi technology, homemade interaction design devices, live audio and video. Primarily interested in video and live art, she also creates artworks assembling performance art relics or manipulating video stills.
With a deep training as a digital artist, she worked for fifteen years in the field
of television authoring and production.Among the most important art events in which she took part in the last few years, we would mention the 2011 WRO Biennale in Poland, Currents New Media in Santa Fe, CINEMED Film Festival in Montpellier, NordArt International Art Exhibition, Berlin Directors Lounge and IKONO TV Film Festival in Germany, Videoformes Festival in Clermont Ferrand, Szczecin European Film Festival (SEFF) in Poland, FILE Electronic Language International Festival in Brasil, Athens Videoart Festival, IVHAM New Media Arts Fest and Proyector Festival in Madrid, CYBERFEST and Now&After in Russia, Videoart Yearbook and Robot Festival in Bologna, Instants Video numériques et poétiques in Marseille, MEM Festival at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo.
She is cited by Treccani Encyclopedia as one of the greatest exponents of cyber-performance in Italy.
the installation consists of a video projected on the main wall of the room, a table with an old typewriter olivetti letter 32, fed with a ribbon soaked in my blood, and a a stack of white paper sheets. People might sit in front of the typewriter to write with my blood. Every morning, at the opening of the exhibition, I will perform the same performance as the video, in which I will take the blood and replace the dry tape of the typewriter.
THE VIDEO and PERFORMANCE
The action begins with my partner Inanna taking my blood, in front of a white table where we see an old typewriter (an Olivetti “Lettera 32” from the Sixties). She pours my blood into a glass cup, and there we dip a six meters long white satin ribbon, till it’s completely soaked in blood. Then we stretch the ribbon across the performative space, and use a golden hair-dryer to shed the blood and let it absorb a bit. Immediately, the space gets marked by thin blood lines that intersect one the floor, almost creating a map of our movements through the room. Then I open the typewriter and replace the old ink ribbon with the new one made with my own blood. I sit in front of the Olivetti and start hitting the keys. Without thinking, I write short surreal sentences that come spontaneously to my mind in that precise moment, free associations of words.
Performed at: TAG Gallery Rome, Alfred Gallery Tel Aviv, featuring in the performance-based art movie "Ophelia did not drown".