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Letizia Cariello (Letia), Con te, 2021, video, 6′. Installation view, Video Sound Art Festival XII edition, Teatro Carcano, Milan, 2022. Ph. Cesar Marenghi

Letizia Cariello’s research is aimed at mending connections and relationships between materials and spaces. Her sign crosses everyday objects to reconstruct perceptive echoes and materialise time in a perceptible form.

For the 12th edition of the Festival, the artist presented a complex installation composed of the video work Con te and the sculptural element L’ombra mia mi ha fatto paura.

Con te is a sequence of 21 videos shot by the artist in the Piedmont countryside. They depict green wheat being moved by the wind. The installation forces the spectator to raise their head, turning into a tunnel. The light sound of the wind moving the wheat reaches the visitor, as if they were swimming through them. The disorientation is not an expedient to produce discomfort, but a system for the observer’s body to lose its mental awareness by accessing another type of gravity and physical experience. L’ombra mia mi ha fatto paura is the title of the fabric sculpture with a calendar written on it. A symbol of instability, the tent, which belongs to nomadic culture, is a kind of refuge. The work is inspired by the cabins in Travemünde on the North Sea described by Thomas Mann. 

We can only see time in matter.

Letizia Cariello (LETIA)

Letizia Cariello was born in a family of Neapolitan origin dedicated for more than two hundred years to sculpture. Today She lives and works in Milan. She graduated in History of Art and, after having worked for cinema in Italy and the United States, she graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera.
The artist’s works are currently exhibited in international public and private collections, to name a few: the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC; the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; the collection of Tony and Heather Podesta, Washington DC; the Farnesina Collection – Experimenta, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome; the Museion / Ar-Ge Kunst, Bolzano, Italy; the Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Turin, Italy; the Etro Collection, Venice, Italy; the Borromeo Collection, Milan, Italy; the Rusconi Art Project Collection, Agrate Conturbia, Bag Collection – Uni L. Bocconi, Trussardi Foundation and many others. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions promoted by authoritative museum institutions, such as La Triennale di Milano (2018), MART of Rovereto (2003, 2001), Kunstverein Ludvigsburg (2002). She is represented by Massimo Minini Gallery in Brescia and Galleria G7.

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XII edition
The life of things
and  the invisible qualities of objects

22 – 28 September 2022

Teatro Carcano
Corso di Porta Romana, 63,
MM3 Crocetta, Milan