ELISABETTA DI SOPRA
Elisabetta Di Sopra, born in 1969 in Pordenone, Venetian by adoption, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice with a thesis dedicated to Bill Viola. She has always used video as a sensitive expression of emotions, which makes everything tangible through a clear vision of being here and now, without any specific manner or aestheticism.
Curator for several years of the video-art competition Maurizio Cosua, as part of the Francesco Pasinetti Festival she is a member of the Cultural Association Archivio Carlo Montanaro at the Fabbrica delsee. She is Professor at Ca’ Foscari University in the Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking and collaborates for the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival in the promotion of Italian video art. For the twelfth edition of the Short Film Festival, the video art program “The suspended gaze” is not only dedicated to her but also curated by her, with a selection of her most significant video works.
Her works are unique not only on the national scene: Elisabetta Di Sopra films and edits with her soul filtering through her eyes, an empathic dimension that involves the conceptual substance of her videos and brings out the emotional boost.
The body, which speaks through minimal gestures, is the basis of her work, becoming a metaphor of our being in the world. She tells everyday stories: care, the difficulty of relationships, the wave of memories, the great mystery of motherhood and the perceptive exchanges between creator and creature. These events belong to time and mark the passage of existence. Her stories are often female narratives, at the same time customary and epic. She is a dry, essential artist, but deeply involved; she is capable of giving breath to life; she knows how to emphasize the minute detail and make it a source of profound emotion. The story of all the stories: the body that ages and transforms, the ancient gestures that remain, caressing and caring. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Italy and abroad.
Intersezioni – Intersections (2021) 6’44’’
Il limite – The Limit (2019) excerpt 1’00
Dipendenza sensibile – Sensitive addiction (2016) 3’05”
Quando ci sarà qualcuno in grado di sorreggermi – When there will be someone able to support me (2016) 4’04”
Family (2012) 4’38’’
Con_tatto – With tact – Contact (2011) 1’30’’
Opera (2020) preview 1’08”
Legami – Ties (2010) 1’30’’
Pietas (2018), 4’52”