Sivia De Giorgi (born 1992) is an Italian a photographer and artist. She graduated from Camberwell College of Arts (London) with an MA in Visual Arts and recently gained a master’s degree of Art in Drawing from Wimbledon College of Arts, London. She has been selected as Juror’s Pick in the LensCulture Emerging Talent Award 2019 and is shortlisted for the Signature Art Prize 2019/20 and the Gilchrist-Fisher Award 2020. She is currently based between London and Bolzano, Italy.
Her work interrogates the narratives connecting people and landscapes through a self-reflective approach. Analogue photographic processes are employed in her practice to reveal experiential knowledge of the natural environment, its physical and social past. The works that emerge from this research are an exploration of memory, place and human experience within the natural surrounding.
Landscape Pieces / Liquid Landscapes
Our natural environment is rapidly changing in the face of climatic change. As a result, landscapes are quickly shifting, receding and being eroded away by extreme weather conditions. These works are part of a wider photographic research that explores the impermanence of the natural surrounding and the fragility of our own presence in the land. Images of weathered natural formations are juxtaposed with traces of ancient human interventions in the landscape – such as neolithic monuments, ancient settlements, and rock carvings. Like rocks, cliffs, and mountains these earliest signs of human existence in the landscape are slowly washed away by time and, arguably, by our own present actions.
The transitory aspect of natural surroundings is emphasized by the use of expired photographic papers and alternative photographic processes. Often subjected to a collage-like method, the images in this series combine layers of personal and collective histories in re-constructed scenes. In some cases, the visual content of the images focuses on small objects collected on-site, that serve as a reference to the wider location.
To view more of Silvia De Giorgi’s work please visit her website.