Saudade at Projecto, Nucleo de Desonvilmento Cultural na Republica das artes - Portugal

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SAUDADE, an artwork by  Giovanna Cerise

SAUDADE is the desire of something beautiful that by the time you realize you know that is ending. The two dancers are captured in the final moment of their tango. The couple is multiplied in its isolation to prolong indefinitely the time of pleasure and sadness. The physical and emotional tension brings them almost to crushing, but ready to begin again, in uncontrollable obsession, in trying to overcome all the physical and emotional limits.


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Giovanna Cerise presents "CHAOS, KOSMOS", supported by the Linden Endowment for the Arts.

The Chaos, in the primitive sense of the Greek term, is the immensity not measurable and unlimited of the primitive space ( and so the blend and the disorder and the fortuity) in which the kosmos originates, that is the beautiful, good and rational order of the world, which always comes from a messy background. The Chaos is not definitely passed by the construction of an intelligible world and of the shapes, but it still continues to be as the foundation on which also the Kosmos stand.
It could be understood as a creative act of the artist who derives a sense and a aesthetic and meaningful order from the formless matter. This vision of the Greek cosmogony goes straight up to our ages, in which the view of an universe regulated by the relativity alongside the quantum mechanic gives us an universe regulated by the fortuity of the events.
The algorithm, as a mathematic language of what is calculable, could be considered one of the current expressions of this opposite coexistence
.The recommended setting is Sunset or Midnight, to appreciate the nuances of the installation.
Come to visit, i hope to see you there :)

Opening Thursday , 13th  November 2014 at 1.30 pm SLT.

"Il folle volo" at Lost Town

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Odysseus is a character from the powerful charm and really modern, who has inspired poets, writers and artists of all time. He is the protagonist of the Odyssey and his figure is present in many works of all time as Virgil's Aeneid , Dante  Alighieri ‘s Divina Commedia or Ulysses by James Joyce
The work presented in Lost Town is freely inspired to some events in which the man with the multi-faceted appearance will prove its capabilities. Odysseus and his journey becomes the symbol of the journey of all men who refuse to be trapped by dogma ropes, conformism and fear and prefer to go further, risking.
Everyone can be an Ulysses, when we are ready to take "il folle volo”. Is always right do it?

1.    The Trojan Horse .
After a long war between Greeks and Trojans, Odysseus conceived the idea of building a giant wooden horse, in whose belly Greek warriors had hidden. The horse was presented as an offering of thanks to Athena. The Trojans, happy for the departure of the Greeks, although some disagreed, took him inside. The night the Greek warriors went out and killed the Trojans asleep and drunk.
The Trojan horse is the symbol of deception for excellence in every age. Majestic and imposing, it manages to escape every attempt to put reins. It 'a powerful weapon used by man, regardless of consequences

2.    Polyphemus.
Ulysses arrives at the land of the Cyclops, monstrous giants shepherds with only one eye. Here the Greek hero and his companions are captured by Polyphemus, and Ulysses is saved using his cunning: after he have said the moster that is name is “None”, Odysseus makes the Cyclops drunk and then blindes him with a pole hot. When Polyphemus screams "Nobody has blinded him", the other Cyclopes simply believe that he has exaggerated with wine. Odysseus and his companions leaves the cave of Polyphemus  hidden under some sheep.

Polyphemus can be seen as "the other", "the different." It's not only  different because he has another physical appearance, but especially because he does not respect rules. He is an asocial, without laws or respect for the rites. However he is not only someone different from us. He can be considered also as our different side, the one we hide.

3.    Circe
The enchantress Circe turns men into pigs. She falls in love with Odysseus, that will break the spell only by a magic herb given to him by Hermes. The hero will remain with the enchantress for a year.

Circe is an ambiguous and disturbing woman, who can fascinate, destroy or save. Super and in the balance between different worlds, she  is always present and weaves her webs everywhere.

4.    The Sirens
During his journey Odysseus meets the Sirens, mythological monsters, which attract sailors with their song, making them shipwreck. He obstruct his companions’ ears with wax and binds himself to the mainmast, to listen to the song of the mythological creatures without yield.
The sirens are among the best known and most widespread mythological figures in popular beliefs. Represented in various ways, in the modern age they are represented as women with the bottom in the shape of fish. They bewitch and seduce only to kill, bind without giving way to escape

5.    The mad flight
Dante in Canto XXVI of the Inferno from the Divine Comedy places Ulysses in the group of fraudulent and imagine that the Greek hero narrates his story, after his return to Ithaca. His island cannot  quench his thirst for adventure and his voracious desire to investigate. So he will come to cross the columns of Hercules, which were considered the limit of the known world, beyond which there was only death. And Ulysses will cross the columns, going to meet a death caused by a vortex that will rise from the mountain of Purgatory which Dante imagines that lies beyond these columns.

The mad flight can be considered as the symbol of a journey into the unknown. It 'is also the daily challenge that every man faces in his journey in trying to overcome its limitations, large or small they are.
The consciousness of risk a lot will not stop him.

 Opening  Thursday, August 28th at 1:00 pm SL Time

Giovanna Cerise at 7ª Bienal de Gravura do Douro

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The Outdoor Art Digital is a Portuguese Project that started at 2005 and referes to real world and the metaverse art productions for public spaces.These artistic art project is based on artists works files sent by Web to Real or Metaverse worlds that are printed & showed at Public places on both realms or realities

The event horizon at Galerie Artemis

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Opening: July 9 th 2014                          2.00 pmslt

The events and history are into the cone of light. And then the cone of shadow hides everything and there are no more events.  Everything ceases, when the event horizon appears .
The night becomes the moment in which you can create an event horizon. Everything seems so different. In it superfluous disappears and only the essentials appears. What the light hides emerges and the particular becomes light in the night.

Trought...Birth...Existence... at SL11B

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Giovanna Cerise and Daco Monday have created "Thought ... Birth .... Esistence" to SL11B, a work in which nuances and connections intersect and chase each other, take the form, creating our thinking.
And the thought is our birth. It creates emotions and ideas and makes us exist .... Otherwise it would be oblivion ... Nothing.


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A selection of works from 2009 to 2014

Opening Saturday 31th at 1:00 pm slt.

Your breath was shed at LEA 10

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For the project " Your breath was shed" created by Mimesis Monday/ Heidi Dahlsveen, for LEA, I realized 4 artworks.
- Suffocation
- Energy
- The game of life
- Delirium

“The life pass from the first crying to the last breath”.

The man enter in the game of life trough the first breath. This is always connected intrinsically to the emotional word. The breath of life allow us to live and when it is held, our emotions are imprisoned too.

It is suggested to activate the sound and to deactivate the streaming.
It is suggested to use region Windlight and set up  grafic preferences on advanced Lighthing model and shadows Sun/moon
Opening Sunday 9th of march @ LEA 10 at 1.00 pm slt
The exhibition will be open until 28 March

Get lost at La Maison d'Aneli

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Opening  Tuesday 28 th january at 21:30     12:30 PM SLT
Aneli Abeyante a le plaisir de vous presenter:

Giovanna Cerise - JudiLynn India - JadeYu Fhang -
Elin Egoyan

Blueboi 1 PMSLT
Josie Anderton 2PMSLT

Grace à l'aimable participation d'Impress Allen
Thanck to kind participation of Impress Allen