Cinzia Campolese

Could You Take a Picture (2022)


Cinzia Campolese is an Italian-Canadian artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. She explores the perception of space in both digital and physical environments. The interplay between physical and digital defines her work as she dissects technological elements and reintegrates them into sculptural forms. This work comments on how people today document every moment in their life. Humankind thus become analytical observers who are more concerned with producing souvenir images or videos than in paying attention to the lived moment. By asking us to look through another screen to experience the work, the artist encourages us to re-evaluate our relationship with technology and reconsider how it shapes our perceptions of the world around us.