Interview: Maria Pia Santillo | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Maria Pia Santillo

Art, Interviews | November 7, 2014 |

Maria Pia SantilloMaria Pia Santillo, CARNIVAL OF A DREAMER, 2014

Interview: Maria Pia Santillo

Director Luca Curci talks with video artist Maria Pia Santillo about her concept of art and her experience during Pixels of Identities – Spain.

Maria Pia Santillo studies Law at University of Siena and she’s currently writing a final thesis on Work Legislation. Trained in Italy as a ballet dancer, she’s lately focusing on video-collages.

Maria Pia SantilloMaria Pia Santillo, LUX, 2014

Luca Curci – When you start practicing art and why?

Maria Pia Santillo – When I left the ballet. Because I left the ballet.

L. C. – Can you talk about your artistic work? Which are your inspirations?

M. P. S. – I make video-collages: I try to tell a story, often a personal story, using fragments/stills of other films/videos. It’s mostly a work of continuous research and editing. In the “Montage theory”, Eisenstein believed that film montage could create ideas or have an impact beyond the individual images. Two or more images edited together create a “ tertium quid” (third thing) that makes the whole greater than the sum of its individual parts. I think my work is a research and discovery of that “tertium quid”. My inspirations are the light artists like Cruz-Diez, Turrell and Bernardini; the works in situ and stripes by Daniel Buren; Ellsworth Kelly and his concept of surface and space. Maya Deren and Chris Marker. Lately Patrick Bokanowski. They all have a massive impact on me, but I can be inspired even by a flower in a garden, by a colour, a look.

Maria Pia SantilloMaria Pia Santillo, LUX, 2014

L. C. – What are you currently working on?

M. P. S – I’m working on a new video-collage called “Vacuum”. It will be an mix of images of other experimental films and moving images captured by me using a crystal filter over the lens.

L. C. – What was the best advice given to you as an artist?

M. P. S – To experiment, simply. Maya Deren in her essay “Amateur versus Professional” said: “Use your freedom to experiment with visual images”. I’m doing so!

Maria Pia SantilloMaria Pia Santillo, CARNIVAL OF A DREAMER, 2014

L. C. – What is art for you?

M. P. S – I don’t know yet, maybe it’s an acronym! But I still have to discover what is its meaning. A. R.ed T.able, probably: something solid but coloured and rare.

L. C. – What do you think about International ArtExpo organization?

M. P. S – I really appreciate ArtExpo’s spirit, curiosity and courage. It’s on the right side!

L. C. – Do you think International ArtExpo organization can represent an opportunity for artists?

M. P. S – Absolutely YES.

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