Francesca Fini

Skinned (2019)

Written, directed and animated by Francesca Fini | Music by Pandacetamol (

A Dadaist collage that plays on the concept of identity, elaborated through impossible selfies taken by the protagonists of famous masterpieces in the history of portraiture and self-portrait. What is hidden under the skin, skinned by the toxic radiation of mobile phones? What would Leonardo da Vinci or Andy Warhol have done with this evil device?

Screened at:
Fuorinorma Festival – video art section, Festival of Italian Cinema in Lisbon, Ibrida Festival

About the Artist

Francesca Fini is an interdisciplinary artist working with experimental cinema, digital animation, new media, installation and performance art. Her many and varied projects, often addressing issues related to femininity, the distortions in the perception of beauty, the influences of society on gender and women’s issues, are a mix of traditional and digital media, lo-fi technology, 3D animation, homemade interaction design devices, live audio and video. Her work has been presented in many important international festivals and venues, among them the 2011 WRO Biennale in Poland, NordArt International Art Exhibition in Germany, at FILE Electronic Language International Festival in Brasil, at CYBERFEST in Russia, at Instants Video numériques et poétiques in Marseille, at BORDERCROSSING collateral event @ MANIFESTA12 in Palermo, at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao for MEM Festival, at MANA Contemporary for BODY + CAMERA FESTIVAL, at MACRO and MAXXI Museum in Rome, at SomoS Art House in Berlin, at the Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo and the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, organized by the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

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