Niccolò Masini (b. 1989) is an Italian Multidisciplinary Artist. He holds a BFA in Animation and Illustration from the European Institute of Design - Milan (2011), a BFA in Audiovisual Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academia of Amsterdam (2015), and, he is currently following an MFA in art praxis at the Dutch Art Institute of Arnhem (2021). His work encompasses video, installation, research, and painting; but the process of image-making remains central to his way of working. Practicing on three continents, his work has been exhibited internationally in countries such as The Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Argentina, Korea, England, South Africa, Italy, and Japan. Winner of numerous
international prizes, competitions, and residencies, in 2018 he was awarded as the Best Young Artist Of The Year (Painting & Sculpture) by the GAMMA competition and GM conference of Tokyo. To date, he lives and works between Genoa and Montréal.
White time, 2' 28", 2018, Italy
“ There are a certain amount of ordinary moments in life that are considered neither here or there, these are spaces for otherness, for some considered irrelevant, that are simultaneously physical and mental, such as the space of a phone call or the moment when you see yourself in the mirror.” Michel Foucault
These spaces of otherness are infinite, disposed on time-framed dimensions that inexorably passes through, with or without our consideration. The experience of the traveler, consisting of a series of movements within space, producing a phenomenon of a new order, where geography overtakes
knowledge. Our conception of spatiality shapes our perception of time, and, on an individual scale, defines our way of perceiving movement. Spaces
trace an inventory of the adventure of knowledge, omitting nothing; knowledge traces cartography of known lands, omitting nothing. Acting as
a prelude to a subjective perception of a suspension in time, White Time is a video installation where a simple figure stands in a not specific dimension.
Surrounded by the surface of the black screen different elements interact with each other, mutating through the composition of an undefined spatial location.