Citron | Lunardi is a collaboration between two different personalities: Selene Citron (1986) passing from installations to performance and Luca Lunardi (1980) who works with video and writing.
Selene Citron is a performer and a sculptor. She graduated and specialized in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice.
The research is based on the use of simple materials: plaster, argilla, resin, twine, iron. Her current artistic work focuses on digital fabrication and 3D printing.
Luca Lunardi after the degree in literature from the University of Padua, specializing in the history and criticism of the film follows a path of artistic research, which leads him to explore the frontiers of some artistic languages (cinema, photography, video art, performance, literature).
Their artworks take a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. Often they arise from a very urgent suggestion of the society's problems. This suggestion often becomes an artifact created by Citron, or sometimes a performance. At this point the object or the performative act becomes a subject that Lunardi develops in film language.
Lately Citron | Lunardi is thinking stories that consider critically about the sorts of technological developments and contemporary concerns related to the scientific innovation. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings.
Their works have participated in national and international exhibitions.
Back up my memories, 2' 59", 2018, Italy
Back up my memories is a reflection on the disquieting perspectives offered by cryopreservation. Is it possible to crystallize the brain? Can memories be frozen before death to be defrosted in the near future thanks to new scientific discoveries? Back up my memories is about the fear of losing memory and therefore of dying. Recovering memories means to long for immortality. So, the fear of losing memories will become the fear of losing data. At the same time, the video imagines a future in which the infinite digitization and quantification of data has made information overloaded starting a process of crystallization. And certainly the more we will be connected to machines that will keep us alive, the more we will be imprisoned inside a global crystalline structure of data, information and technology from which we will no longer be able to separate ouselves as it could mean accepting death.