Rossella Biscotti


My projects deal with traces of other people’s lives, more specifically those who play an allegedly minor role in history. I use these sources to provoke a reflection on the condition of collective and personal identity and memory in the present era. My work develops through research and encourages the involvement of the spectator and contemporary society at large in the process of recollection. To do so, I confront individuals with situations in which, through interviews and actions, they are asked to position themselves in relation to past events.

In my work the human condition extends beyond any linear understanding of time: rather than explaining when certain events happened, my video works attempt to retrace the individual’s reactions to these events in time. Time thus overlaps in a continuum that moves back and forth – from the past to the present condition.