Lives and works in Rotterdam (NL)
and Turin (I).
IN RESIDENCE at
Frapiccini’s artworks question her own identity, and that one of the generation of her parents through stories of other people’s lives. They are non-ordinary stories borrowed by the artist. Stories she hasn’t lived personally, nor experienced, and that haven’t touched her directly. Then, by filtering the distances between this kind of stories and the places where they could happen, in order to build a bridge between herself the viewer, Eva Frapiccini aims aim to shift the public’s attention towards often forgotten chapters of recent European history, as well as social issues afflicting especially Italian contemporary society. They are pieces and fragments of reality generally close to everyone, yet distant, almost invisible to the masses, but subtly feared. Going beyond this transparency – or invisibility -, the artist’s research usually starts from a rational, bibliographical study of news and photographic archives. Then, to Eva Frapiccini’s process, an extensive collection of first hand information encompassing interviews and photographs open up the human dimension, with its actions and reactions, going beyond what is defined History. Eventually, actions and reactions represent the elements that reveal the human relationship with the ethics of death and time, setting the grounds for Frapiccini’s intervention on history and collective memory.