Elisa Giardina Papa

Medicina (BO), 1979. Lives in Brooklyn (NY)

Giardina Papa (http://www.elisagiardinapapa.com/) is an artist with an interest in the role of collective production and public sharing of images. She often works with experimental video formats and creates montages that combine materials found online. need ideas!?!PLZ! (2011) is a collage of YouTube films in which American teenagers and students ask YouTube for ideas for a video—a paradoxical response to the need to live online imposed by systems based on user-generated content. Drawing from Life (2011) is a series of portraits of occasional partners met on Chatroulette, a popular anonymous chat site. Archive Fever (2011) is a work in progress on the possibility of transforming the web surfing experience by automating it in a narrative and cinematographic form. When the Towel Drops Vol.1 I Italy (2015)—produced in partnership with the Indian artists Nupur Mathur and Bathsheba Okwenje, under the collective name Radha May—is a montage transferred and exposed on film, which investigates the censored portrayal of femininity and sexuality in Italian cinema, starting with an exploration of the national censorship archive hosted by the Cineteca di Bologna. A former lecturer at Brown University and RISD, Providence, Giardina Papa is currently a PhD student at the University of Berkeley in California.

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