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The first video at the Uffizi. Bussanich: "I love the camera so immaterial".

"Hell is others," said Jean-Paul Sartre. But not for her, who explores them, photographs them, films them with the video camera forcing them to reflect, discover themselves and unveil through the eyes. Paths of identity preferred by Antonella Bussanich, Florentine artist, 47 years, Istrian father and many trips behind him until the landing in Paris in 1986. From September he returned to live in Florence, commuting with France. A return that saw among other...

Antonella Bussanich : MYSELF, video self-portrait

For every artist, a piece of artwork is a sort of mirror on the surface of which the revelation of the self can be achieved, even though it often undergoes transformations. A creative action is always like a self-portrait therefore, either metaphorical or real : it offers the possibility to get to know yourself deeper, more intimately via a complex introspection process. Above all, it is the opportunity to go beyond the narrow outermost bounds of the self, to see wh...

And then?

By filming the words “and then ?”  trapped in a gradually melting ice-cube, the viewer confronts an image of fire and ice that blurs the difference between these two elements. The artist reveals a subtle play of cause and effect that may or may not have a consequence on our lives.

Far from the kind of video artist who tends to use technology in more exalted ways, Antonella Bussanich takes her time to painstakingl...

Premier regard - First glance

"The revisitation of the babies in Antonella Bussanich's original aquatic environment absorbs us in a contemplation of the beauty of the movements of these babies and the experience of relaxation and happiness. Free from gravity, this sustainable lightness that the baby shows us, sustainable because the familiarity with the original is not yet forgotten by these babies.
The eyes, the smile of the eyes, the air bubbles delicately appeared gives a cont...

‘Couples’ by Antonella Bussanich: Mutual Recognition

Antonella Bussanich’s powerful work “Couples”, first presented in 2011, springs from her acutely perceptive gaze. Her wide-angle camera slowly takes in the homes of the couples she has chosen for her study – from France and Italy, two countries she knows well - gently yet confidently picking up the spontaneous normality of everyday life. A computer, a bookshelf, plants being watered, bathrooms, kitchens, get...

Antonella Bussanich - MYSELF

The installations/videos of Bussanich, a Tuscan artist who divides his activity with France, interest, through photography and movement, the exploration of space and the study of the body. Minimalist selections initiate profound discourses, interweaving languages evoked in the poetic notes of La marche infinie (2002), as in La source (2006), where the focus of the gaze/rotating creates a dialogue, through the fixed camera, with the viewer.
In Myself, presente...

The labyrinth of Antonella Bussanich

The labyrinth is one of the most mysterious and used signs in the various cultures and centuries.

Changing in symbology, forms and materials (and therefore techniques) it remains something that has to do with the concepts of space and time.

It can be realized in different ways and hide in its heart endless things or none.

The labyrinth plays with travel tim...

La Source - The source

The face in front, eyes open straight towards the one looking at it, turns slowly, in an improbable rotational movement, yet filmed without artifice, the subject rotating around a fixed camera. The slowness of the movement, the framing and the homogeneity of the video space conceived by the artist, create a rhythm of the image so perfectly constructed that it accompanies our vision to the point that this rotation seems possible to us and that our gaze on that of the...

Marche infinie - Endless walk

This italian artist's video installations explore how the body senses movement, space and time. In the work on view here, Marche infinie, 2002, Bussanich borrows the final verses recited at a Navajo ritual healing cerimony. A woman's gait, aiming her stemps in a natural, even way towards the infinite and reciting these verses in different languages, undoubtedly calls for a meeting with what remains of myth and magic in our contemporary existence.

La chute - The fall

With La chute, Antonella Bussanich invites us to a sensory experience. It builds a space of variable dimensions in which the spectator can literally immerse himself or observe from a distance. First of all, there is the silence that accompanies the peaceful and serene image. Little by little the image accelerates, the noise appears and suddenly it intensifies to become almost unbearable and one plunges into a whirlwind before the silence returns. Once again, one can...

Le monde actuel - Today's world

A few more things...

Words, written or simply enunciated, appear repeatedly in Antonella Bussanich's work. In Le monde actuel, the artist collects words from the mouths of adolescents as if from a hidden secret, that is, with attention and sobriety: revelation is, according to individuals, uncertain, timid, painful, clear or assertive. I would like to try this exercise and say the few words that seem to me to build part of th...