Born in Bologna (1993), Camilla Del Fabro moved to Ghent in 2016, where she currently lives and works. Since she was a child, she has cultivated a dispassionate interest in drawing, which she experiences and inserts into her life as spontaneously and often as possible. She spends hours making pen drawings, playing with restaurant's signs, vitrines and the remains of food, or capturing scenes or expressions of passers-by at the bus stop.

In 2012 she enrolled at the IUAV in Venice to organise and expand her research. She met Liliana Moro and Agnes Kohlmeyer, which allowed her to get out of the two-dimensional plane of the drawing medium, but it is with the transfer to Ghent and with the introduction to the KASK School of Art, where she's currently undergoing a course in Film and Animation, that she finalises her love for drawing and sketching.

Del Fabro's interest lies first of all in the inanimate object outside of its close relationship with the animate being. The idea of bringing everyday objects to life is the engine that drives the artist to experiment with animation techniques such as stop motion.

 

A Chair Porn comes from the most extensive research entitled "My chair asked me to do an exhibition", which saw the assembly of many visual elements in which the story of the chairs engaging in monologues and existential dialogues is told through photographs portraying them participating in various kinds of activities such as going to the parks and the museums. Made with the stop motion technique, A Chair Porn shows an actual 90s porn curtain with bright and sensual colours, in which we recognise elements belonging to the private life of the two chairs.

Sexual desire and pleasure are the most human activities that the artist can associate with the object to make it humanly independent and give it a physical and carnal body with drives and passions associable with the human being.

Although the artist has tried to remove human sexuality as much as possible - no sexual organ is evident, and no anthropomorphic characteristics are recognisable - the experience of sexual intercourse has been projected onto the two chairs.

The irony is another prominent element that makes the work more accessible. Humour is a constant in Del Fabro's works and always aims to change the common knowledge regarding the objects and, at the same time, Disturb and amuse the audience. 

 

The film was selected and screened at the Austrian festival "Home is where art is", and the Fanzine Illustrated Chairs Manners Book was presented and sold at the Fanzines Happenings IV - V - VI in Kunsthal of Gent. In addition, Del Fabro has collaborated with several private and public structures for the realisation of animated videos and fanzines.

 

Text by Milena Zanetti

A Chair Porn, 2018

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