23.02.08 | 19.05.08
Courtesy the artist and Suzy Shammah Gallery, Milan
Made up of very short sequences, the thirteen videos produced in 2005 are micro-tales of minimal, almost imperceptible events. Minor chance events that upset their own ordinary nature. All she uses is a fixed camera and simple, though extremely effective tools, such as off-screen noises which anticipate the images. The pace of Cattaneo’s videos is that of little witticisms that take the viewer by surprise. All in all, the artist seems to say, every thing is what we do with it: the silhouette of a finger against the light can outline a mountain landscape; two capers in a plate can tell of a romantic kiss; an electric wire can become a dangerous snake.
Alice Cattaneo was born in Milan 27 February, 1976. She completed her studies at the Scuola Superiore d’Arte Applicata of Castello Sforzesco, and continued her education ...
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2008 IX Cairo Award, Milan
2007 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Video Lounge, Artissima 14, Turin
2006 Generazioni Rigenerazioni, Biennale Arti Visive – Premio del Golfo 2006, CAMeC, La Spezia
videoREPORT ITALIA 04_05, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Monfalcone (Gorizia)
Outlook - Panorama italiano, Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin
La Giovine Italia, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna
2005 Suzy Shammah Gallery, Milan