Alessandra Sormani

In The Open

In The Open #1,  2017. C-type print, edition of 11, 59.4 × 84.9 cm.

As part of the Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House, Alessandra Sormani showed paintings alongside sound recordings. This work in progress explores liminality and the edge. Each canvas is painted while listening to sound recordings of her journeys, going out from the city to the coastline, and takes the same amount of time to paint as the length of the journeys made. Selected paintings were shown together with their respective audio on headphones. The works were curated around the house ending in the space where they were painted. Throughout the house, portable lo-fi speakers played recorded background noise from the space surrounding the paintings.

2:35:26, 2017. Oil on linen with sound 150 × 120 cm


Studio, 2017.

Shower room

In The Open #2,  2017. C-type print, edition of 11, 59.4 × 84.9 cm.

Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House