San Gimignano

Sabrina Mezzaqui

Galleria Continua | San Gimignano

The conceptual density of Sabrina Mezzaqui’s work emerges amid a delicate weave of refined visual forms. For this exhibition, titled “Mettere a dimora” (Planting), the artist presented a series of new works from 2008, including the videos Le libellule blu (Blue Dragonflies) and Lucciole (Fireflies). In these, Mezzaqui focuses on small events: the passage of dragonflies over a river; the nocturnal flight of fireflies around a light. The gaze that closes in on each event isolates it from its surroundings. The video camera records the insects’ movements, but in the case of Lucciole, the circumscribed detail of flight is transformed into an abstract embellishment. Le libellule blu presents another compositional principle that is typical of Mezzaqui’s work—the play of repetition and variation. The rhythm created by the horizontal skittering of the dragonflies is superimposed on a fixed structure

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