San Vito al Tagliamento
curated by Giada Centazzo
in collaboration with
Saturday 16th November 2019 at 5.30 p.m.
Saturday 7th December 2019 at 5.30 p.m.
Sunday 19th January 2019 at 11 a.m.
Palinsesti 2019’s program once again features a section dedicated to performances.
On the first floor of the Castello (the old castle of San Vito al Tagliamento), in close connection with the spaces devoted to the exhibition “Tu che mi guardi” (“You, who are looking at me”), Anna Pontel presents IN CON TRA, an art intervention whose title in Italian plays on the pun originating from the word ‘incontra’/meet(s), split into the three prepositions ‘in’/in, ‘con’/with, ‘tra’/between or among.
Three appointments will be scheduled on as many dates, in which the artist will literally meet the audience for an atypical portrait session. By means of intense and continuous eye contact with her subjects, Pontel establishes a silent yet intimate communication with them. The emotive flow, which is generated in this creative setting based on gaze, guides the artist’s hand in tracing a profile of the subject in an automatic way.
In her research, Anna Pontel has been combining for quite a long time the realization of installations and artworks with site-specific performances. These occasions constitute a space of both thought and proximity for herself and the audience.