Rossella Biscotti's work is a montage of photographs taken in a neurorehabilitation department, in which patients re-learn to articulate movements and walk in an upright position with the aid of the Lokomat, a latest generation robotic exoskeleton. The action of walking has already been at the center of Biscotti's works including On Walking - Alfabeto (2017), a concrete slab that represents the twelve steps taken by the artist during several months of rehabilitation. This autobiographical experience is also at the origin of the work Alfabeto, in which Rossella Biscotti analyzes the dynamism of the Lokomat, crystallizing it through photography.
The motion of the lower limbs is broken down into several consecutive moments represented simultaneously in the space of the work, evoking the scientific and aesthetic researches typical of the first chronophotos.
2018, Fine art inkjet print on 325 gsm Hahnemuhle Baryta paper, Epson HDR inks. 50 x 70 cm
Edition of 50 copies + 10 artist's proofs
Each piece is signed, embossed and numbered
The edition is printed by Fotogramma24 Buginovi & Co., Rome.
Rossella Biscotti (b. Molfetta 1978) lives and works in Rotterdam. Biscotti's work is configured as a work of investigation, revelation and reactivation of inert objects, places and archives, capable of highlighting the stratifications and 'folds' of our submerged history.
The result of his long and meticulous research is subjected to an operation of formal synthesis and re-elaboration whose reductionist character often evokes the modernist and minimal vocabulary.