Apotropia (IT) is an artist duo formed of dancer and visual artist Antonella Mignone and visual artist/composer Cristiano Panepuccia. They work across video, dance, performance, sound and installation and explore the philosophical, anthropological and scientific elements of human culture.
Apotropia’s works have been exhibited internationally at Japan Media Arts Festival, Ars Electronica, WRO Media Art Biennale, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Bienal de Arte Digital, Festival Internacional de la Imagen, among many others.
Building an identity of the Self seems to be an increasingly complicated process for the contemporary human being. Individuals have always hidden behind layers of masks, characters that force us to close ourselves in conventional forms, and today we are witnessing a real digital materialization of our multiple selves. Masks are a means of defining our identity, but they are also cages from which it is difficult to free ourselves, which hide and cancel our true face.