Taking the form of light and acoustic installations, video projections, slide shows, publications and photographs, the work of Meris Angioletti questions the mechanisms of perception, memory and the psyche. This first monograph devoted to the Italian artist presents an overview of her practice from the past ten years.
Rooted as much in the history of the arts—from the first abstract works at the end of the 19th century to the “expanded cinema” theorized by Gene Youngblood in the 1970s—as in the cognitive sciences, psychology, and esoteric beliefs, Meris Angioletti's works question the mechanisms of perception, memory and the psyche. Imbued with an analytical method in which iconographical research and writing play complementary roles, her work takes the form of light and acoustic installations, video projections, slide shows, publications and photographs. The act of projecting light, images and colours, and broadcasting sounds in a place, are aimed at creating a relation between physical space and mental space, to encourage in the spectator “inner visions” which are like so many invisible translations. In placing psychic processes at the heart of her research, she questions the onlooker's perception, and the mechanisms set off in the physical systems she develops, in an at once scientific and perceptible approach.
Published following Meris Angioletti's exhibition “Le grand jeu”, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, from October 14 to December 23, 2016.
Meris Angioletti (born 1977 in Bergamo, Italy, lives and works in Paris) held personal exhibitions at BACO in Bergamo (“Danza Macabra”) in 2016, at Galerie – Centre d'art contemporain, Noisy-Le-Sec, in 2011 at the Fondazione Galleria Civica di Trento and at GAMeC> – Galleria Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Bergamo (“Ginnastica Oculare”), both in Italy, in 2009. His work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the 53th São Paulo Biennial (“Imminence of Poetics”, 2012), the 54th Venice Biennale (“IllumiNations”, 2011), the 5th edition of Nouveau Festival at the Centre Pompidou (“L'oubli, le souvenir, la réminiscence”, 2014), and at Fondation d'entreprise Ricard in Paris (“L'apparition des images”, 2013).