Valeriana Berchicci

Rome / Italy

Valeriana Berchicci, (Termoli, 1987) is an artist-researcher, who currently lives and works in Berlin and Rome. Her research is rooted in the relational and conceptual art practices linked to the theoretical of the Visual Culture Studies. The artist encloses the nature of Empedocle and acts as a vehicle between the human being and his perceptive experience. She prefers to call her works projects, as they are composed of a series of artistic devices as a means of researching the behaviour of the human being. […]

Biography / Valeriana Berchicci

Valeriana Berchicci, (Termoli, 1987) is an artist-researcher, who currently lives and works in Berlin and Rome. Her research is rooted in the relational and conceptual art practices linked to the theoretical of the Visual Culture Studies. The artist encloses the nature of Empedocle and acts as a vehicle between the human being and his perceptive experience. She prefers to call her works projects, as they are composed of a series of artistic devices as a means of researching the behaviour of the human being. Her projects are made up of an experimental approach, a system of the work of art, and always involve the participation of the public with a stimulus-response method. Between 2013 and today she has exhibited in several national and international institutions: MACRO, MAXXI, the Temple University in Rome, the Akademie der Bildended Künste Nürnberg, the International Culture Forum 2018 at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. She works with the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, with the artist Antoni Muntadas, and is in an expert team for the European project EU4ART.

About the project

Architektonische Abstraktionen, Berlin AA0031 – AA0040 

“Architektonische Abstraktionen Berlin [AA0031-AA0040]” is part of a research started by the artist in 2019 within the ongoing project “AA0000”.

The research includes specific fields that investigate the perception of the human being involved in spending his daily life in urban space. The artist invited many people to make an exploration of a city to study the precise effects of the geographical environment. The people involved, after a solitary exploration of the city, through video recording in the urban space and then the Artist study of them through a segmentation of the visual process, translates their points of view in an abstraction of space and experience with the painting device.

In this project, the artist makes an identity of this human walker, called “Citywalker”, presenting with the cinema device a docu-statement about this identity. She researches and transmits the psycho-geographic realities through the video-recording of what surrounds it and by applying so-called virtuosities, machine movements that try to reproduce what is visually recorded by the real eyepiece movements of individuals. The action in cinema that is similar to that of eye movements is the zoom. With an experimental behavior related to the conditions of urban society, through a drift, the artist records and performs with a hasty passing technique through various environments and a continuous exercise of this experience.