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Living picture

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Photo Installazione

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WORKS

Living picture, a moving picture. From the projector, the digital video is impressed on the canvas and changes the perception of the colors and the composition. The landscape in front of the spectator is animated by a swirling of digital images, pixel bundles and light of our time projected onto a secular tradition.

The videos on this web site are the video recordings of installations that are made using an oil painting, a digital video and a projector. To fully appreciate Living Picture it should be viewed live.

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2017 - 2018

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RED YEARS

Waves | Only desert | Red reflected 1 | Red reflected 2
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Waves

Oil painting 300x016 cm, Digital video, Projector

December 2017

Photo Waves - Original painting without projection Photo Waves - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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Download Video: Closed Format: "MP4" Open Format: "Ogg"

Red Reflected 2

Oil painting 90x90 cm, Digital video, Projector

November 2017

Photo Red reflected 2 - Original painting without projection Photo Red reflected 2 - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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Red reflected 1

Oil painting 90x90 cm, Digital video, Projector

September 2017

Photo Red reflected 1 - Original painting without projection Photo Red reflected 1 - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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Only desert

Oil painting 180x160 cm, Digital video, Projector

April 2017

Photo Only desert - Original painting without projection Photo Only desert - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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2017

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NOCTURNES

Reflection N.4 | Evolving Hills | Long is the road | Nocturne
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Reflection N.4

Oil painting 180x160 cm, Digital video, Projector

April 2017

Photo Reflection N.4 - Original painting without projection Photo Reflection N.4 - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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Download Video: Closed Format: "MP4" Open Format: "Ogg"

Evolving hills

Two Oil paintings 100x100 cm, Digital video, Projector

March 2017

Photo Evolving hills - Original painting without projection Photo Evolving hills - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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Download Video: Closed Format: "MP4" Open Format: "Ogg"

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Long is the road

Oil painting 180x160 cm, Digital video, Projector, Arduino Board, PING Ultrasonic Distance Sensor

Photo Long is the road - Original painting without projection Photo Long is the road - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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Nocturne

Oil painting 180x150 cm, Digital video, Projector

March 2017

Photo Nocturne - Original painting without projection Photo Nocturne - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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2016

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WATER!

Water! 2 | Water! 1
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Water! 2

Oil painting 100x100 cm, Digital video, Projector

December 2016

Photo Water! 2 - Original painting without projection Photo Water! 2 - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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Water! 1

Oil painting 100x100 cm, Digital video, Projector

December 2016

Photo Water! 1 - Original painting without projection Photo Water! 1 - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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2016

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CITY VIEWED FROM THE CITY

City viewed from the city 2 | City viewed from the city 1
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City viewed from the city 2

Oil painting 100x100 cm, Digital video, Projector

November 2016

Photo City viewed from the city 2 - Original painting without projection Photo City viewed from the city 2 - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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City viewed from the city 1

Oil painting 100x100 cm, Digital video, Projector

August 2016

Photo City viewed from the city 1 - Original painting without projection Photo City viewed from the city 1 - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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2015

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EVOLVING LANDSCAPES

Desert in the wind | Rain of light | Landscape after landscape...
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Desert in the wind

Oil painting 180x160 cm, Digital video, Projector

December 2015

Photo Desert in the wind - Original painting without projection Photo Desert in the wind - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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Rain of light

Oil painting 180x160 cm, Digital video, Projector

July 2015

Photo Rain of light - Original painting without projection Photo Rain of light  - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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Landscape after landscape...

Oil painting 180x160 cm, Digital video, Projector

June 2015

Photo Landscape after landscape... - Original painting without projection Photo Landscape after landscape... - Painting with projection

Oil painting without projection (on the left) and with projection (on the right)


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INFO

Email: michelefoti.liyang@gmail.com

Laboratorio: Via Mariti 9B interno, 50127, Firenze

Photo Li Yang Photo Michele Foti

Li Yang was born in Xuzhou, China in 1988. After achieving her Bachelor's degree in Painting at the Hunan Normal University, she obtained her MA degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, in Visual arts and new forms of expression - Painting (First cum LAUDE, supervisors Prof. Mauro Betti and Prof. Franco Speroni). During her university years, Particulary those spent in Florence, she developed the theme of landscape at first researching classical and realistic landscape, before focusing on breakdown and reduction of figure to simple elements. She is a chinese language teacher and she is fluent in three languages: Chinese, Italian and English. Since 2014 she has been working on various commissioned portraits.

Michele Foti was born in La Spezia, Italy, in 1982. He graduated in Medieval and Modern History in 2008 at the Perugia University (First cum LAUDE). After working as a researcher (University of Perugia, in cooperating with M.Santanicchia, professor of Medieval Art History), he began studying computing and completed a master's degree in Computer Science and Text at the University of Siena. Subsequently he was hired by the same university for a four month research project on an archeological site near Arezzo. Since 2010 he has expanded his skills with various programming languages and 2D/3D software. Starting from 2011 he has collaborated with the Web 3D Consortium, an international non-profit organization that creates web standards featuring 3D content. At present he is working as a professional web developer and database administrator.

Michele Foti & Li Yang married in 2014 and since then they have been working in Florence. Besides Living picture, they created two interactive installations: Money is the devil's dung >> and The lamp without bulb >>.

Exhibitions

2018: Passaggi d'Acqua, Municipal Aquarium, Milan. Curated by Lucilla Saccà

2017: LandEscape, OnArt Gallery, Florence

2017: The China Town Biennial, Galleria Davide Gallo, Milan. Curated by Davide Gallo

2016: Toscana e Cina: Esperienze artistiche a confronto, Sala del Basolato, Municipality of Fiesole

2016: Evolving landscapes, Simultanea Spazi d’Arte, Florence

2016: Luciano Ori: Cronaca di un'alluvione, Library of the University of Florence (Brunelleschi square building). Curated by Lucilla Saccà

2015: Ecco Sant’Orsola!, Ex Convento di Sant’Orsola, Florence. Curated by the professors Bitelli, Bruni and Malagigi of the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence