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Francis Crisafio

Excerpts from the Palace of Anxiety

2005

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Over the past few weeks, Crisafio has been documenting the disposal of a family house, in his family for a number of generations. The experience is both personal and deeply serious but capable of emotive translation. It also bears some relationship to the graphic work with which he is normally associated.

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Gestures 8: November 17, 2005 – January 8, 2006
About The Artist
Francis Crisafio is a self-taught photographer. His initial artistic background began in painting and printmaking with undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Photography was a peripheral skill used to augment his work but became the main discipline he turned to in the early 1990s. He tends to focus on portraiture and long-term photo projects.

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