by Eva Giolo, Belgium 2016, 4'
4’43’’.  Courtesy the artist

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film

   Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2019 in occasion of the exhibition VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet
The film is part of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images - 8th edition

Working on personal stories through documentary strategies, Giolo’s films create windows into unseen intimate inner worlds. At the core of this film collage is the artist’s search for the face of her deceased twin brother, who died without leaving behind any photographic or film record. Using archive footages and her own home movies, surprisingly his absence is rendered perceptible through a profusion of images. The film becomes an indirect portrait as the confirmation of an existence.

Eva Giolo is a musician, audio visual artist and filmmaker. She obtained her BFA and MFA from the Media Arts Department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent in Belgium and Kanazawa College of Art, Japan. Giolo’s work is made of filmic portraits; it shows a propensity to capture familial stories – of her own or of another’s. Her work was shown at Size Matters, Vienna; FIDMarseille; M HKA, Antwerp; Courtisane Festival, Ghent; Kunsthalle Wien; Rencontres International Paris/Berlin; Imagine Science Film Festival, New York; CoĚ‚té court, Paris. Eva Giolo is a founding member of elephy, a Brussels-based production and distribution platform for film and media art. She is currently a post-grad art resident at HISK in Ghent (2018-2020) and will start the WIELS residency in Brussels in 2020.
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