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Vacation Spot in Gent \ Sorry not Sorry, 2019
installation view, Gouvernement (Ghent, Belgium)

How thin is the line between our experiences in actual and virtual reality, and how different are they?

Vacation Spot in Gent questions that realness of ephemeral reality. Through incorporating videogames à la The Sims and social platforms such as Second Life, which she uses to collect fake memories and documentation of her work and life, Federica Di Pietrantonio releases a sensory dynamic between reality and its simulation.
The Rome-based painter is interested in our representation of reality, which is often influenced by its perception, and eager to deepen interrelationships between different experiences. Using painting as an interface between those different worlds, she wishes to make the viewer become more conscious of the virtual reality represented by a painting – or by a digital landscape in which we act as 21rst-century flaneurs.
What is usually fake in gaming now becomes real. The exhibition is a free space where each day a different artist is free to play, work and react to the virtual environment, while their avatar is projected. The result? A fictional playground overlapping different forms of reality, augmenting our sense of experiencing it and changing our gaze.
- Andrea Frosolini Rome-based Andrea Frosolini researches the loss of one’s personality in the ever-changing contemporary society, which is, alongside its absurdity, subject to Frosolini’s frank but ironic critique. His artistic practice ranges from reality to virtualy and focuses on the massification of human personality in our commodified era.

Eva Pot