I am / I am not a printmaker
This work stems from a reflection on my relationship with engraving and printmaking. The act of violently destroying the zinc plate, on which one should usually carefully engrave, represents in a way my dissatisfaction with a technique that has marked my academic career so far. Mine is a relationship of love and hate, as my interest in the graphic medium is undeniable, but I have always looked for alternative ways to use it. By printing the “dead body” of the plate I wanted to represent precisely this contradictory relationship, if the performative act, on the one hand, wants to represent my frustration, the act of printing wants to bring back to life something that however belongs to me and represents me.
chalcographic print, performance video