Young Australian visual artist Bianca Burns is at Villa R, for an alternative creative and meditative experience.
Taking inspiration by Sicilian surroundings, nature and its simple forms, Bianca is working on site specific installations, putting down new ideas for upcoming projects.
The balance of the forms, as the main concept of these installations, becomes a reflection of the artist’s own inner harmony:
During her residency Bianca gathered inspiration and new material also from small trips around Messina and other areas close to Villa R, like for ex. Taormina, Vulcano (Aeolian Islands), Etna, etc. Particular focus is being put on recording sounds and videos coming from the wild nature of these landscapes such as the sea, the bubbling lava of the volcano/s, the wind etc.
-“The landscape is constantly awe inspiring for me and has brought me much healing and a sense of calm.
I have been working on a few projects.
The first is the rock balancing, which i felt was a natural thing to do in this space. the rocks collected here are beautiful and I have found many interesting sites for them, from the geometric stairs to the organic forms of Iolanda’s sculpture.
It has been a great way for me to form a dialogue with the surrounding natural environment of Villa R and too slow down and really feel my presence here as i search for balance within myself…
Every few hours i am using water colour paint to record the colour of the light above the sea and above Stromboli and I hope to find a place to install them in the landscape and document.
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