Francesca Grilli



Francesca Grilli was born in Bologna in 1978. Her work examines the realm of sound processing, in all its forms, registers and multiple implications, expressive and perceptive. Using the language of performance, she moves between private and personal elements and the spectators' space of action, drawing viewers into a boundless space of physical and emotional involvement, often an ambiguous and unsettling territory.
Her poetics, respectively articulated through video and performance, focus attention on the complexity of an intimate story and seek an action of maximum intensity, supported by the element of sound, which she considers the most effective means of communicating directly with the personal and collective unconscious. In recent years, she has worked extensively on language—its metaphors and evocations—particularly in The Conversation (performance, 2010). The search for a completely dematerialized degree of communication, straddling magic and ritual, is the backbone of many of her works, including Moth (2009).