|by Patricia A. Simpson|
Feeling is the Parameter of Contemporarity
Il Sentire è il Parametro del Contemporaneo
La percezione psichica
A.A.A. (aderire all'aperto [adhering to the open]) - In search of Anita Sieff
A.A.A. (aderire all'aperto) - Cercasi Anita Sieff
Pierluigi Basso Fossali
Anita Sieff - La coscienza del vivere
Situazioni della vita quotidiana: riconciliarsi con il presente
John Peter Nilsson
Prove di una "drammatica"
Anita Sieff: Forms of Celebration
Anita Sieff: Forme di Celebrazione
The Art work as a place for relation
Opera come luogo della relazione
The 21st Century Odalisque
Rethinking art practises: What is the new in new?
Riconsiderando le pratiche artistiche: Cosa c'è di nuovo nel nuovo?
John Peter Nilsson
Maria Paola Sutto
La sperimentazione artistica in Guggenheim Public
Patricia A. Simpson
work attests to an obsession with thoughts and the compulsion to clarify the
thought process to an attempt to expand consciousness through the creative
The work then brings the relationship the creative process between the emotional and the cognitive into the light. Her pieces communicate in non-linear narratives, as in "Venetian Stories," which consists of snapshots, personal writings. recipes. These individual fragments constitute an experiment of reciprocity. Their relationship to each other is precarious. taped and , clipped together, and will eventually lead to a unity. In several pieces, Sieff has used connective fabrics: veils ("Nostalgia," 1995, photographs and veil). cotton and nylon thread, as in the photograph "Ties" (1995), and in recent work. These convey a fragility, speak to a vulnerability to once one's emotions - the feeling of being caught in a net, but one that connects to humankind with the possibility of belonging and interacting as part of a community.
PS 122 Gallery, New York City
January, 30, 1997