Angela Ferraiolo

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  • ISEA2016

    Angela Ferraiolo has chosen to remain focused on the human figure as the subject for art making, and to investigate the ways computation might extend or even re-imagine a studio tradition of portraiture and figuration. This distinguishes her from many digital artists who work with data, information flows, and abstracted machine aesthetics. Whether digital or analog, portraiture is a specific type of representation, one that seeks ways of reconsidering what is called fact, especially the ‘fact’ of the apparently stable surface. These portraits are at times perfectly legible and at other moments difficult to clarify. They perform a technical reality of the image while invalidating any claim appearance makes towards stability. Like the processes of banking itself, the features of these men are meant to be mysterious, open to continual reconfiguration and mutation, large and imposing, but unresolved for many reasons, not the least of which should be the question on the part of the artist as to what has been captured. What has been created, asserted, expressed? In the complex flows of money, debt, and data, can the answers to these questions ever be stable? Or is the destruction, pain, and human suffering unleashed by the economic philosophies of the past fifty years is, like any system of genocide, unrepresentable?


    Angela Ferraiolo is an experimental videomaker working with noise,  andomness, and generative processes. Her work has been screened at galleries and festivals nationally and internationally, including Microscope Gallery (Bushwick), New York Film Festival (New York), Courtisane (Ghent), AWXFF (New York), Collectìf Jeune Cinema (Paris), and the Australian  Experimental Film Festival (Melbourne), as well as the International Conference of Generative Art (Rome), and the International Conference of Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (Taiwan). New projects include further noise experiments, immersive video, and interactive video for mobile devices. She teaches Playable Media at Sarah Lawrence College, Yonkers, New York, USA.


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  • Bronxville, New York, United States of America

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