Eamonn Brown, Claudio Cerasoli, Nicole Furlan, Carlo Lazzari, Eve Logue, Richard Magee, Emma Nicholas and Agnese Sbaffi

10 December - 20 December

MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA is an exhibition by four young artists from Void Art School and four photographers from Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata (ISCFI) in Rome. The work has been produced during a series of workshops in Rome and Derry facilitated by Paola Bernardelli and Ottavio Celestino.

This exhibition is the final phase of the first year of ‘The Trilogy’, a triennial cultural exchange programme curated by Maria Rosa Sossai and Claudia Rampelli (ALA Accademia Libera delle Arti, Rome) and developed by ISFCI and Void Art School with the aim of enabling a group of eight young artists to take part in a career development experience based on the comparison and dialogue between cultures and disciplines.

The works on display originate from the idea of loss, which is not seen as definitive and absolute, but as an existential condition that queries one’s conscience and view of the world: “Mourning Becomes Electra – whose title is inspired by the famous trilogy by the American playwright Eugene O’Neill – examines the idea of loss seen as a starting point for exploring moods, feelings and psychological states experienced in life that affect relationships, the timings of the exchange and fields where they grow and transform. Imperfection, death, desertion, the end of a relationship, the sudden absence of the measure of all things, a lack of courage: these are the agents able to activate the interface between inner and outer landscape or, on the contrary, capable of producing breakage. Processing these experiences means finding the self in the uninterrupted flow of change and the unpredictable, thus affirming the right to obtain an understanding of the world through the use of images.” Maria Rosa Sossai.