This video sculpture reveals the passage of time inside various vehicles within the traffic of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The monolithic work reproduces, simultaneously in 5 LED screens, simple actions that occur in the context of these non-places that are observed in a voyeuristic way in order to generate a daily portrait of contemporary society. The video-sculpture arises as a result of an artistic residency held in 2012. It was recently presented in Chile within the context of the 13th Media Arts Biennial of Santiago.
Gianfranco Foschino (Santiago, 1983) is a Chilean artist internationally recognized as an emblematic representative of video art, his participation in the Latin American pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennial in 2011 and 2014 as guest artist of the Chilean Pavilion of the 14th Architecture Biennial, awarded with the Silver Lion. It is worth mentioning his participation in IMPERMANENCIA, 13th Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador (2016); UNSETTLED LANDSCAPES, 9th Santa Fe Biennial, New Mexico, United States. (2014); SOUTHERN PANORAMAS, 18th Videobrasil Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2013); VIDEOSPHERE, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, USA (2011). Recently he hosted the solo shows: HIDDEN STORIES at the Stadgalerie de Saarbrucken, Germany and LOCUS at the Museum of Visual Arts of Santiago (MAVI). He is represented by Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany and Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
His works are in collections such as: ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART Orange County, CA. U.S. NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA, Melbourne, Australia. BORUSAN CONTEMPORARY, Istanbul, Turkey FUNDACION SORIGUE, Lleida, Spain. ALBRIGHT KNOX GALLERY, Buffalo, United States.