Laurie Dall'Ava

From a combination of images, texts, sounds, and objects, Laurie Dall’Ava creates an array of modules, symbiotic and fragile at the same time. In the form of installations, they bring together worlds and temporalities that wouldn’t usually cross each other, despite being secretly correlated by the poetical and conceptual meanings they are conveying. Of special interest to her are the notions of consciousness, perception and transformation. She’s been working and experimenting with writer and researcher Victor Mazière since 2018 on the synthesis of an organic green pigment derived from chlorophyll and cyanobacteria, lightfast enough to be used for silk screen prints, paintings, or installations.

For her residency in STUK she’s planning on an installation in situ: a liquid monochrome made with Emerald Green Pigment and a selection of her Documentation related to altered states of consciousness. The work will be exhibited at Artefact in June 2023.

Laurie Dall’Ava is an artist who studied photography at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles where she lives and works. After her post-graduation at the Centro de la imagen, Lima, Peru, she spent many years travelling in South-America and developing her Documentation Anesthésie, an iconographic base from which she regularly draws to create different iterations. Her work has been shown at the Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse, at the Centre Photographique d’Ile de France, Paris and many art centres and has been acquired by the FRAC Collection.