Giulia Piscitelli


A protocol, in Italy, is a register in which documents and data of every type are transcribed, usually related to a subject or company under review. It serves to identify and describe a person or a thing—characteristic elements, peculiarities, and relevant factors. It is a sort of cataloguing that, if conducted correctly, can take on an appearance of certainty. The same cannot be said of the exhibition “Protocollo” (Protocol), compiled by Giulia Piscitelli. Here, data are catalogued and exhibited in the gallery—suggesting autobiographical references that are nevertheless difficult to trace back to any definite, unified subject. Piscitelli implies many different truths, despite the citation of apparently objective factors such as illness, psychological elements, and material objects. Each of her apparently objective elements gives rise to an infinite series of possible visions, offered up

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