In Show / Augmented Rome by Priscilla Pallante

In Show / Augmented Rome by Priscilla Pallante

In Show / Augmented Rome by Priscilla Pallante

Where: PhMuseum Lab | Via Paolo Fabbri 10/2a | Bologna, Italy

Admission: Free

When: 26 January - 6 April 2023

Vernissage: 26 January | 6pm-10pm

Opening times: Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm

About the show

On the occasion of ART CITY Bologna 2023, PhMuseum Lab and Mat3ria jointly present the multimedia exhibition Augmented Rome by the artist Priscilla Pallante.

The project started in 2018 and is still ongoing, stems from the artist's desire to "reduce Rome" and abstract it, creating a different mapping of a city with its chaotic and overwhelming beauty. The continuous and deafening noise of the Eternal City is translated by Pallante into silent artworks, which transcend time and space, giving life to a new urban and historical geography of the capital. A different story of Rome, in an intertwining that combines the photographic images created by the reaction of a liquid to the sound vibrations recorded by the artist - the so-called imaging techniques of cymatics - together with some 3D models of Roman architecture simplified in their geometric shapes essential elements and stereoscopic visions based on augmented reality and collected sounds which thus become material.

In particular, the artist wants to tell her movement between the visible and invisible layers of the city, conceived as a living being endowed with strong energy and able to cross the bodies of those who live there, as they travel through its space. Therefore, with the tools of psychogeography and cymatics, Pallante re-examines places, especially those of greater historical interest, and creates parallel and new visions.

By establishing a new relationship between photography, sound and reality, the project aims to become an audio-visual documentation of a different, abstract, silent, immobile place, totally contrary to the real city. Priscilla Pallante thus creates an aesthetic of the invisible, transforming her sound and visual research into real rediscovery rituals of Rome and its spaces.

The exhibition takes place as part of ART CITY Bologna 2023 on the occasion of ARTEFIERA. Special opening dates and times are the following:

26 January from 6pm to 10pm (vernissage)
2 February from 3pm to 8pm
3 February from 3pm to 8pm
4 February from 4pm to midnight
5 February from 3pm to 8pm

Admission is free. The online booking guarantees priority access but you can also register directly at the entrance. For more info, drop us a line at


Priscilla Pallante (Italy, 1992) is a visual artist and researcher based in Rome. Her artistic journey began in 2016, after a three-year degree in Photography at Ied in Rome. Her work has been awarded in Italy and abroad and recently included in the catalogue "222 emerging artists to invest in, 2021," published by Exibart. At the end of 2021, she published her first book, "Ciucciuì," for which she also curates the design, published by the Italian 89books. As an artist, she currently collaborates with the digital department of Matéria Gallery (Mat3ria), Rome. Since 2016 she has been working as a lab assistant and lecturer for photography specialization courses at Ied Roma.

Since 2020 she has been deputy director, curator, researcher and book designer for Fotonica Diary, a creative hub working closely with emerging and established authors, with a focus on cross-media practices. She began her collaboration with the cultural association Yogurt Magazine & The Paper Room in 2021, on the occasion of "Charta: a photobook festival," for which she curated, among other things, the moderation of public talks. Today for Yogurt Magazine she is involved in research and is a lecturer of the "Preparatory lab for visual storytelling - liv.1."

Mat3ria is the research and artistic production department founded and promoted by the gallery Matèria (Rome) with the aim of exploring the frontiers of experimentation offered by the convergence between contemporary art, Web3, culture and blockchain technology.

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