about

Gaia's work is approached from different perspectives and methodologies across multiple areas of artistic and academic enquiry. Each work emerges from a concept that is explored and developed into a unified piece through the combination of various art practices, media, and research areas; this concept is never treated as a fixed entity, or a transcendental idea, but rather as a variable imminent notion that is flexible, open-ended and contingent upon various special, social and historical contexts. It is not seen exclusively in relation to other existing concepts or systems, but as a trampoline to develop something else, something new, to create and shape new outcomes and ideas. 

She is interested in the manner in which repetition delimits the Self — without repetition, identity cannot be formed, and an event or an action that is not perpetuated in time becomes chance. Repetition, therefore, becomes a method and it standardises; it delimits practice in various disciplines, whether scientific or creative. 

The tools, activities and techniques that are present in Gaia's practice are improvisation, devising music, collaboration, cello playing, knitting, poetry, curation.

 
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Gaia is a sound artist and a cellist, born in Messina, Sicily, in 1991. She studied cello at the Conservatorio Arcangelo Corelli in Messina and at the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Naples. In 2012, she moved to the UK. 

 

2005-10 Conservatorio Arcangelo Corelli, Messina

2010-12 Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella, Napoli

2012-13 Foundation Certificate, Leeds College of Music

2013-16, BA (Hons) in Music, University of York

2016-17, MA in Contemporary Studies, with distinction, University of York

Currently embarking on a PhD in Intermedia and Installation Art, University of York