Francesco Pedraglio is an artist working with writing, performance, film and installation.
Pedraglio is interested in storytelling as a tool to decode intimate encounters with both mundane and historically complex situations. He looks at how the process of narrating and staging – oneself, or a situation – influences the relationship between teller and listener, making visible the fantasies and fictions that constitute our reality.
The starting point of Pedraglio’s work – being performance, sculpture, prints, films – is writing. A curious detail, an overheard rumour, a banal incident, anything could spark some telling. And it’s in the movement from written text to live action, from live action to staged situation that the exploration of language, fiction and reality-making occurs.