Artista - Eleonora Cerri Pecorella

Eleonora Cerri Pecorella

Class of: 1990
Nationality: Italiana | Italian
Degree course: Fotografia

Photography is her main research tool, to bring out synergies between the worlds of science and art. She deals with issues concerning man and his being in the world, also reflecting on the relationship with technology. She uses this language in a classic and experimental way, both paying particular attention to the material aspect of the medium and in the various ways of processing, arriving at very elaborate photomontages too, in which photography almost finds a new definition. She was born in Rome in 1990, after a course of study in Computer Engineering at the University of Rome La Sapienza, in 2017 she graduated in Photography at RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts. Since 2013, her works have been exhibited in various group exhibitions including at the Spazio Cerere of the Pastificio Cerere Foundation in Rome (2016), in the Rome headquarters of FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (2018) and in the Civic Museum of Castel Nuovo, Maschio Angioino in Naples (2020).

Has technology deprived us of chance?

Is it possible to reduce complexity and achieve complete control over events making up the universe? If not, is there any point our living under the illusion that it is indeed possible to govern such events? We have become accustomed to dealing with a multitude of technological devices on a daily basis, all promising to simplify our lives and from which we expect unequivocal, predictable answers, making us feel as if we can actually control what goes on. Is it really just a question of insufficient information?

This thesis explores the concept of chance and its ontological, artistic and productive worth, as opposed to that particular obsession which has led us to believe that we might eradicate contingencies.