Adele Dipasquale (Italy, 1994) is a visual artist currently based in Den Haag (NL),
where she has recently graduated with distinction from the MA Artistic Research
at the Royal Academy of Arts KABK. Her work is mainly constituted by moving
images, analog film, photography, installations and publishing. Her practice
questions the limits of cultural binarism, from femininity to naturality, creating
relations with local narratives, fiction and private histories. She is currently exploring
the linkages and fractures between human and feral, creating narratives between
secret languages, unpleasant sounds, joyful mutism and magical platitudes.
Fueled by feminist theory and ecocritical thought, her work operates through
key concept as prophetic culture, positive indeterminacy and magical thought
to undermine problematics myths, in the hope to glimpse a space that resists
representation. Her research starts from a deep inquiry of the power of language:
how words produce worlds and how language divides things into categories
and thus allows for certain things to exist and not for others. What is considered
real and what is not, namely the separation between facts or fables, is the first
act of worlding. Magical thought troubles this distinction as conventionally
conceived: it’s a form of refusal, an effective word, an act of worldmaking
and another cosmology. Inspired by magical thought as a methodological tool,
but also as a provocative invitation, her practice challenges fix notions
of meanings using miswords, miscomprehension, mistranslation, language
games and the never fixed boundary between sound and voice.
Her work has been exhibited mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium,
as at: Quartair (NL), 1646 (NL), Beursschouwburg (BL), The Balcony (NL/BL).
Theoretical research and writing is also a key part of her artistic practice;
she takes part in various publications, as the next number of Kunstlicht (NL)
or Robida (IT); she participates in artist readings or talks as at a Helena (NL),
Page not found (NL) or Radio Mushroom (NL); she was involved in reading groups
(IF I CAN’T DANCE, NL) and her work was awarded by the KABK Master Thesis
Award and the KABK Artistic Research Award. She is also part of the artist-run
film lab and collective Filmwerkplaats WORM in Rotterdam, a group of artists
that use analog film in their practices.