Lisa Vigorelli

My practice has in the past focused on textile work using sustainable dye practices, embroidery and sewing large pieces together using pieces of text in the process woven together with sound I produced. Now that I no longer have access to workshops I have returned to working with video again. I use video to explore language and often employ characters and visual symbols I have accumulated throughout my practice. Many of these images (both visual and poetic) are based on objects and knowledge I received from my grandmothers and other family. Because I mostly work with still images, characters and text, I love employing electronic sound as a way to animate my work. I am always interested in Ecology and find it useful as a framework to think around image/language. The agency of an image within an ecological context pushes me to think between poetry, symbols and objects in an organic way. For example, projecting family roles onto symbols and objects such as caregiver, child, ghost, pests.

Utmost Fortress

loop edit of an ungoing work.
shot on mini DV.
amber rosin cast, russian carved cork box, music composed on modular synthesizer.


“Exquisite Corpos” Online Exhibition, London


“How Did it get so late so soon?” Grow Hackney, London “Tape Looping Workshop” Chisenhale Studios, London


“Noise Report at Sister Midnight 002”, Sister Midnight Records, London
“Noise Report at Sister Midnight 001”, Sister Midnight Records, London
“BA Fine Art Goldsmiths Degree Show”, Goldsmiths, London
“We are committed to delivering the best air possible”, New Shoreditch Theatre, London “Have Fun Be Kind”, HFBK Hamburg, Germany


Goldsmiths College and HFBK University of Fine Arts Hamburg Exchange programme – February 2018