Starting from a collage, which re-elaborates and recomposes elements and images from classic portraits of the Renaissance and pictorial romanticism, I create two prints on canvas that are displayed next to each other. Thanks to an augmented reality app, once the diptych is framed with a mobile phone or tablet, the two images magically come alive and begin to interact. The elements move, coming out of the canvas, telling a story that invades the surrounding exhibition space, creating a dense dialogue that simulates a poetic reading out of time and space. The reader on one side, and the musician next to her, recite the magnificent passage from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet celebrating the beauty and ferocity of Nature. While the animation slowly destroys the serene, sunny and idyllic atmosphere of the Renaissance landscape, making us fall into a world invaded by waste and devoured by flames.
“The earth that’s Nature’s mother is her tomb;
What is her burying grave, that is her womb”
Francesca Fini is an interdisciplinary artist focused on experimental cinema, digital animation, new media, installation, and performance art.
THE READING, TILL THE END OF THE WORLD / Francesca Fini / 2019 / ITA
Augmented Reality diptych
Limited Edition of 12
Fine Art prints on paper, canvas or Alu-Dibond.
Diptych size – 130 x 80 (each print is 60X80 cm).