Nicol Vizioli, Genevieve (2012) - Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle photorag paper - 130 x 130 cm.
Officine dellíImmagine introduces Nicol Vizioli with her first solo show in Milan, An opening song, curated by Giovanni Cervi. Opening on Thursday the 15th November.
An opening song is the first cry that still resonates in our collective memory as a call modulated towards a new birth. The song of an ancestral conscience aimed to take us back to an animal dimension.
Nicol Vizioli presents her new photographic project An opening song, born in April 2012; a dream, then a meeting in the crowd with the first woman bird, Helene; Nicol pursued birds of prey and found herself in the hauntingly beautiful English countryside. In the presence of these wild animals that dominate the wind and the currents, the artistís soul was stirred and awakened: that part that is appeased in us and we aren't able to express unless we don't go back to the idea of breath of life, †something intangible, of wind and profound unity with nature and a strong and visceral past awakens.
The analogical portraits tell us about a return to life, a collective rite of passage from one dimension to another, from simply surviving, to living, they explore the holders of this primordial spark, this original force of which we all come from. That first song, which is impossible not to recognise in front of the photographs so graphically dramatic of Nicol Vizioli, crosses us like a lost memory which is suddenly found again.
Nicol Vizioli was born in Rome. She lives and works in London.