Gabriella Parisi

Garbriella Parisi is an Italian artist, who at the age of 19 began exhibiting her works with other artists in Turin, Italy, gaining the attention of the public and critics. She is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, and got her masters in cinema and audiovisual art from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. In 2011, she helped move along the Neoludica movement, mainly with her centerpiece “Over Game” (or “Game Over” depending on the translation), which was featured in the show Neoludica. Art is a game 2011-1966. She is interested in technology and how it impacts human relations, thus she uses videogames as a means of artistic investigation of the gap between the real and the virtual. Now, she also has her own fashion brand, Gabriella Parisi, which she oversees.

Here, I also want to touch on this Neoludica movement in Italy which is rather interesting. Neoludica “does not reflect the actual body of the game, but it reflects the soul, collecting and telling hybridization, contamination, previews and predictions about the game as a new and original cultural form.” They believe that the game is a combination of human and machine interfaces, spanning from the computer, to the tv, to the physical space. There is a humanization of games that occurs, and is heightened by the growing integration of humanity and technology. Neoludica “reaches out to the future, chasing each imperceptible vision in a crazy spasm of novelty. Neoludica is also a retrospective on the annotated game before the game. And ‘reflection, in video, in this ever-changing the game as art, including film, literature, photography, painting, technology. it’s the vision of a continuous birth, free, unpredictable, engaging, as a game that tells the stories of fantasy and reality: a new game for new stories.'”

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