Rossella Nisio

TOISLITHOIS

Rossella’s statement

TOISLITHOIS explores possibilities and limits of imagination with reference to myth and history of place. The presence of place-specific matter – debris collected from old Portuguese buildings demolished to make space for new constructions – is re-imagined to propose a certain fictitious timelessness and afterlife, while at the same time overplaying the pivotal role of the viewer as the actual originator of meaning in images.
The viewer is invested with the role of constructing of the meaning of the images in the same manner as in an alternate mythical universe Polyphemus discovers his ability to create only after he is deprived of his eyesight.

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