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In found footage of a family tradition, moments that once seemed everlasting and reliable have been preserved, yet altered, by the unavoidable passage of time. A family, a home, and a past reality are revisited in the images and sounds left behind, deconstructed and re-contextualized to fit the present and confront a ubiquitous dilemma – how and what to remember.
Christina Gednalske is an artist from Sioux Falls, South Dakota (USA), living and working in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Her work uses various mediums – video, writing, photography, and painting – to examine presence through body, memory, and place. She was selected as a finalist in the video category for Premio Combat Prize 2018 and the video & animation category for the Celeste Prize 2017 and Premio Celeste 2014, and has shown in the United States, Italy, England, Portugal, Venezuela, Spain, and South Korea. Her work has been included in contemporary art exhibitions in renowned institutions such as the Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Natural History “La Specola” in Florence, Italy, and the Etruscan Academy Museum (MAEC) in Cortona, Italy. Christina received her BA in Art from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa (USA), and her MFA in Studio Art from Studio Arts College International (SACI) in Florence, Italy.