Silvia De Gennaro lives and works in Rome, Italy.
Since 1999 she is a founding member of the Assaus art studio.
For fifteen years she has been dealing with digital art, video art and animation. Her works have participated
in several video art exhibitions and film festivals around the world, such as: : Bnl Media Art Festival, IT;
Video Formes , FR; Current New Media, U.S.A.; F.I.L.E. , BRA; Visionaria, IT; Madatac, ES; Invideo, IT;
Magmart, IT; Athens Video Art Festival, GR; Brooklyn Film Festival, U.S.A.; ECU, FR; Interfilm Berlino, D;
Nastri d’Argento, IT.
Currently her work is divided between the realization of social and political themed video and a project about
the city and the perception of the traveler, entitled "Travel Notebooks".
“Buildings as ferry boats sailing in a busy lagoon, populated by birds and gondoliers”
"Venice" is part of a series of works titled "Travel Notebooks".
In this project my videos are like carillons and puzzles, that want to show the essence of a city in its manifold aspects and its motion. At the same time, they try to describe the emotional and cognitive process that takes place in the traveller mind.
Using details from a photo reportage, I created some digital collages that reassemble the shape of city’s places as they are imprinted in my head. The details are notes on a traveller pad as fragments surviving in his memory. The animation tries to give back not only lived impressions and influences, but also the points of view of the traveller’s eye, that now focuses on a particular, now on another one, zooming in and zooming out simultaneously, in a way where perspective is not given by scientific rules, but by emotion felt while observing and discovering.