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Claudia Virginia Vitari looks for apparently marginal stories or situations and conducts research and interviews for months and sometimes years. Vitari begins by analyzing the subject, focusing on different cultural points of view: an historical examination, paragraphs from books (taken from specific or non-specific literature: a mix of psychology-and sociology-related literature as well as narrative-based and more informal texts), and thoughts based on reality or fiction: the visual resonance of our attitudes, values, and conceptual approaches built up over time that continue to shape the way we think.

 

It is important to Vitari to understand the subject and also to create an intimate bridge with the viewer since the material at hand is a subject many may already be acquainted with or could easily encounter. It thus becomes necessary to overcome assumptions and simply the constraining milieu in which one might come into contact with these issues. Then she begins to document single stories, asking the people of whom she creates portraits of and interviews to describe themselves as individuals with the aim of forcing the viewer to know them and recognize themselves in their stories. For Claudia Virginia Vitari, creating means learning and rescuing details from oblivion, to let them emerge. In general, what remains in people’s memories about the nature of life and history is a common and globalized knowledge.

In Vitari's work, there is conversation about what is invisible, but still part of our society, still part of our reality. Hidden stories taking place in the cities where we live, existing because of society’s structure and representing a parallel voice to what we are used to and aware of. She observes and discusses her experience to broadcast it, to make the viewer think and find their own conclusions.

Technically, Claudia Virginia Vitari is very interested in the fusion of drawing, sculpture and installation, building a game between sound, atmosphere and two-and three-dimensional elements. Vitari works with transparent materials like resin or glass, printing on them with silkscreening. It is possible to see through the transparency and the installation assuming the function of a “lens” that allows one to see reality through the stories crystallized in the glass.