Rosanna Graf – Emerging Artist of the Week
Our Emerging Artist of the Week is videoartist Rosanna Graf:
How do you describe your art to somebody who has never seen one of your work?
I mainly work with video, with emphasis on fictional characters which I create and for who I write dialogues for. I’m interested in human existence, analyzing our relationship with the self and our surroundings, focusing on everyday role play. I take great interest in mythological narratives and rituals which I often draw from, be it as base for a character, as visual pattern or as the starting point for new work
What did University and your professors give to you?
Probably the most important thing is meeting new people and being introduced to new mindsets and methods. In the end art academy feels like a voyage of self-discovery, where you have to find out what works for you on your own and you only receive something if you really strive for it. So I guess it’s a good life lesson in general.
What are you currently working on?
Currently I’m thinking about ways to transfer my scenic/text work to stage, working with live performance and play readings. There’s a collaboration planned with a befriended theatre director, with who I’ll be working on a play in which we will combine live acting and videoperformance on the theatre stage.