but I wanna keep my head above water
digital video/machinima (1920 x 1080), color, sound, 10’ 30”, 2022, Italy
everynight i try to find the light but sometimes its too cold
digital video/machinima (1920 x 1080), color, sound, 1’ 01”, 2022, Italy
everynight i try to find the light - prélude
digital video/machinima (1920 x 1080), color, sound, 00’ 51”, 2022, Italy
Created by Federica Di Pietrantonio
viewer discretion is advised
Wet, steamy, and sticky. Federica Di Pietrantonio takes the viewer into her neon lit lavatory. In this humid, slushy environment, gender identities become fluid and seemingly solid architectures suddenly splinter. The camera lingers on a virtual nymph’s ecstatic expression as water drips slowly and then faster. Moments of intimacy are shared. Crevices are explored. Surfaces are scrubbed. This highly immersive experience will leave you soused.
Federica Di Pietrantonio (b. 1996) studied painting at the University of Fine Arts in Rome. After receiving her B.A. in 2019, she did a residency at KASK (Ghent, Belgium), where she developed the project Vacation Spot with The Sims. In 2017, Di Pietrantonio was selected for Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale and the following year she began a collaboration with Spazio In Situ as an artist and web designer. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, Belgium, and Portugal. She currently lives and works in Rome.