The Silent Ray 2019
The Silent Ray is a multimedia work probing the relation between private and public retelling of dramatic historical events—namely, the colonial war Fascism waged against Ethiopia in 1935-36. Oscillating between memory and hallucination, this introspective work, which is based on examination of photographic material from the artist’s family, explores the human aspiration for transcending one’s social and personal constraints regardless of consequences.
Rossella Nisio [IT] is visual artist based in Rotterdam whose work has a strong focus on notions of memory, imagination and space. She has a background in the theory of cinema and performing arts; she pursued her practical training first within the field of documentary photography, eventually moving towards autonomous still and moving image-making.