Diachronicles is an examination of the historical space, regarded as a fictional container where an apparent collection of evidence opens to the fantastic. In this space, the attempt to reconstruct the past falls into phantasmal gaps, where things are generated, used, buried, unearthed, transported, and relocated. In the impossible search for academic legitimation, the viewer is invited into a world where the factual and the fake overlap. The work is about the absence of memory and addresses the leading role archaeology, photography, and the museum space play in a historical narrative. Giulia Parlato (b.1993) is an Italian visual artist who lives and works between London and Palermo.
Giulia Parlato (b.1993) is an Italian visual artist based in London and Palermo. Her practice delves into histories, myths, and cultural heritage, involving photography and video. She analyses the historical use of photography as a document of truth, specifically in its scientific and forensic uses, and challenges this language, by creating a new space in which staged scenes take place. The melancholic and frustrating state, caused by humans’ impossibility to understand the past constitutes the foundation of her work.