SETTING THE NIGHT ON FIRE, Leaves on bitumen, 2013
Drawings from the call center
These sketches consist of a new in progress drawing-project that will be put in dialogue with a selection of Gianetti ́s latest works, outlining some of the topics Laura approached since she moved to Berlin.
The artist’s studio is not necessarily the main place for the production of an artwork anymore. Artists are working more and more into the public space, but sometimes a work can unexpectedly come to the light between the long waits and the void gaps of a second job. This latter can provide for financial safety, allowing the development of an art career, but it can be frustrating, taking out time and energies.
Laura’s experience with this kind of double life, between the willing to follow her own research – mainly through photography and painting – and an aseptic call center, has given birth to a drawing series.
Everything that was available were just a pen and a sheet of paper, but thanks to the huge amount of time spent while waiting for a call they turned into the best instruments to draw sequences of accurate and surreal visions, distorted bodies, growing plants and an haunting invasion of leaves.