Trisha Baga, Between Video-Art and Sculpture

Trisha Baga, Between Video-Art and Sculpture
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Pop culture and humour, contemporary forms of communication and 3D technology, all help to make up the vision of Trisha Baga, American artist of Philippine origins being hosted in the halls of the Pirelli HangarBicocca with five video installations which explore the relationship between the body and the visual universe. Starting with her first work, There’s No “I” in Trisha, a sort of sitcom in which she plays all the roles, Baga offers a look at all the mediums that have comprised her artistic journey, from VHS to DVD to 3D. Her self-reflection on the body and stereotypes of gender began at the start of this century. Since then, her three-dimensional projections that defy the screen and run into the exhibition space have become her trademark. In her view of society, videos inspired by science fiction films are superimposed on portraits of her family and electronic devices become characters, such as in Mollusca & the Pelvic Floor. The exhibition is reminiscent of a natural history museum and puts fossils into dialogue with hi-tech devices. There are also a series of ceramic works which appear to be rough renderings of their surrounding environment.
Vittoria Giusti - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano