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    now we were unlocked from sleep (video still)
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    now we were unlocked from sleep (video still)

    , Salvi De Sena, 2020, 3-channel video, sound, 10 minutes 0 seconds (loop)

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    3-channel video, sound, 10 minutes 0 seconds (loop)

    , Salvi De Sena, 2020, 3-channel video, sound; 10 minutes 0 seconds (loop)

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    now we were unlocked from sleep
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    now we were unlocked from sleep

    , Salvi De Sena, 2020, giclée print on archival quality paper, 21 x 29.7 cm

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    treesurgeon (video still)
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    treesurgeon (video still)

    , Salvi De Sena, 2021, video, sound, 15 minutes 18 seconds (loop)

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    treesurgeon (video excerpt)

    , Salvi De Sena, 2021, video, sound, 15 minutes 18 seconds (loop)

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    seepage
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    seepage

    , Salvi De Sena, 2021, inkjet print on sugar paper, 21 x 29.7 cm

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    seepage

    , Salvi De Sena, 2021, video, sound, 7 minutes 57 seconds (loop)

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    as you slept (timechorus) III
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    as you slept (timechorus) III

    , Salvi De Sena, 2021, giclée print on archival quality paper, 21 x 26 cm

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    as you slept (timechorus) I - V
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    as you slept (timechorus) I - V

    , Salvi De Sena, 2021, giclée print on archival quality paper; 21 x 26 cm each

    ©the artist

  10. Salvi De Sena – BA/BFA

    Curriculum Vitae

    Education

    2017 - 2021 
    Slade School of Fine Art 
    BA (Hons) Fine Art 
     
    2019 
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
    Exchange Semester 
     
    2016 – 2017 
    Falmouth University 
    Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

    Exhibitions

    Flash Fictions: Alternative Networks (Upcoming) 
    The Photographers’ Gallery, Online 
    2021 
     
    Bare Necessities 
    Haus Gallery, London 
    2021 
     
    Wretched Light Industry 
    Serving the People, Online 
    2020 
     
    Words to Be Looked At (Postponed) 
    Wolfson College Library, Oxford 
    2020 
     
    Lozenge of Love 
    Maclean Centre, Chicago 
    2019 
     
    Projections on Loop 
    SITE Gallery, Chicago 
    2019 
     
    Themselves Warehouse Festival 
    Unit 8, London 
    2019 
     

  11. Salvi De SenaBA/BFA

    Price List

    1
    now we were unlocked from sleep 
    2021 
    Giclée print; 21 x 29.7 cm 
    Edition of 10 
    £160 

     

    2
    seepage 
    2021 
    Video, sound; 7 minutes 57 seconds (loop) 
    Edition of 3 
    1st Edition: £300 
    2nd Edition: £350 
    3rd Edition: £400

     

    3
    as you slept (timechorus), I – V 
    2021 
    Giclée print; 21 x 29.7 cm 
    Edition of 5 unique prints 
    £170 each

     

    For all sales enquiries, please contact the artist directly.

    All works are unframed, unless otherwise stated, and prices shown do not include postage and packaging.

    NB: The Slade School of Fine Art does not act as an intermediary for sales, nor is it liable for any disputes arising from sales of artworks.

Salvi De Sena – BA/BFA

What might it mean to grow sideways through time, like roots gently feeling their way through the soil – interacting with the decomposed remains of what has come before? Through sound, text, and looping 3D animation work, Salvi De Sena (b. 1998) attempts to tap into alternate timescales and modes of temporality. In his work, plants become the emissaries to imperceptible worlds buried beneath our feet; shy ghosts tiptoe between past and future; and the ground and air themselves become the imprint surfaces of unseen pasts and strange enmeshments of bodies and landscapes. By revelling in the unknowns, the gaps, and the grainy incoherence that is an inevitable consequence of the passing of time, he opens up a space for (re)imagining quiet, unseen moments and desires that have slipped slowly from memory. Melted whisper music of ethereal origins; dusts of primeval formations and creatures; and fossilised moments of queer desire manifest themselves materially and rise up to the surface of perception.