PhD student from ICNOVA in Art Studies, Filippo De Tomasi has an approved communication for the next Intersections / Intersezioni (The Arts and the Concept of Time), to be held in Florence, Kent State University, at the end of May.
The aim of this paper is to analyze the work of the Portuguese artist Francisco Tropa (1968) through a perspective that intertwines and questions elements of the photo-cinematography image field. Tropa’s work, developed chiefly in the field of sculpture from the 1990s onwards, proposes indeed a research path that examines the time and the movement of the image and their relations with the spectator. Moreover, the analytical methodology adopted, inscribed between a phenomenological approach and a media archaeological review, allows for a consideration of material elements of photo-filmic nature, in a dialectical field that relates the spectator to the image itself. Therefore, this paper considers selected pieces from Tropa’s extensive art production, such as Casalinho (1996), Scenario (2011) and Cinema (2015). In these works, Tropa reflects on the idea and mechanisms of vision that allow us to consider our way of seeing, understanding and relating to the image.
Filippo De Tomasi, born in 1987 in Vicenza (Italy), currently lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a Ph.D. Research Fellow in “Artistic Studies” at the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa –FCSH/UNL (Portugal). He graduated in “Visual Arts” in 2014, with specialization in contemporary art history and photographic theory and practice, from Alma Mater Studiorum – Bologna University. Previously, he collaborated in the production of artistic projects at Galeria Luís Serpa Projectos and he published some articles in contemporary art magazines, as “Artribune” and “Senza Cornice”. Furthermore, he was an assistant professor and he participated in international conferences and woks in curatorial projects.