Gigante, Roberta (BE)

Roberta Gigante’s works in public space whilst integrating in the existing situation, with focus on sound. At the moment she realizes two commissions in the Ghent harbor: OrganOOn (2010) and Use me, Grindbakken in 2012 and two public parks. For TC she’s working on a proposal about ‘passages’, the trajectory between the ground floor and the underground, the being in transit between urbans dimensions.

In her research she explores the relation between public space, image and sound. She is interested in places that have characteristic of ambiguous social identification. Places where create meaning is continually possible, where the work of art can be incrusted – a revitalisator- a meeting of identities. She becomes interested in the resonant frequency of the different spaces and objects and how sound behaves in image. Roberta Gigante born in 1986 is italian artist, she actually lives and works in Belgium since 2009. After having her BA in Visual and performing arts at Univeristy IUAV in Venice 2009, where she followed the courses of many contemporary thinkers, she had a Master in Urban Space in La Cambre Ecole Superiere des arts visuels in Brussels in 2011. In her practice sound as a medium opened up many possibilities. Following these explorations the urban space as a place of common living became her focus. Intriguing the regarding one with the question of how art can modify our reality by creating an amplification of every day life.

appearance at Tuned City
Brussels / Closer / 29. June 2013
Brussels / Lecture-event #2 – Artist presentations

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