Title: Water

Format: Digital animation, 1920x1080pixel, HDTV high definition

Duration: 00’ 32”

Year: 2021



Title: Body

Format: Digital animation, 1920x1080pixel, HDTV high definition

Duration: 00’ 31”

Year: 2021



Title: The power of two

Format: Digital animation, 1920x1080pixel, HDTV high definition

Duration: 00’ 31”

Year: 2021


Ivana Spinelli

Zig Zag Protofilosofia digital series

Price: 3.000 Euro (unique piece)
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Part of her major body of work Zig Zag Protofilosofia (Zig Zag Protophilosophy*) developed since 2017 in installations, performative sculptures, books of drawings, communication app for whatsapp, the three short and sharp animations of Ivana Spinelli are puzzling and alluring in equal measures.

What are these mysterious artworks?

The proto prefix in the name of the series is hinting to ancient wisdom, the esthetics to something in the future – could that be codes of A.I. communication?

As both archeology and science fiction are producing scripts, speculations and meaning, Spinelli arranges such different approaches {looking backwards} and {looking forward} under one story. On the one hand she is unearthing elements from «language of the Goddess», a long-lost prehistoric sign language of a matriarchal society rediscovered by Lithuanian anthropologist Marija Gimbutas. On the other hand on that precious legacy of sisterhood she is building an original code, a generative language of zigzags and related forms, decorative at first sight, yet more than able to contain a new discourse.

What do these works say to you?

*For further insights into Ivana Spinelli’s Zig Zag Protophilosophy, check the following essays on Droste Effect magazine: Bulletin #24 - Inscriptions by Cecilia Canziani, Bulletin #23 - Against the Grain by Claudio Musso, Bulletin #22 - Semiotic Circuits by Elisa Del Prete