Carla Geronimi (b.1998, Switzerland) is an Artist-Filmmaker based in London. She creates moving image works that showcase imaginary places, fictional stories and creature-like characters. She seeks to explore dreams, memory and identity with the use of non-coherent story-lines and absurd narratives.
Through her practice, she seeks to explore ideas of uncanniness, anthropomorphism and sensory experience. Drawing her inspiration from symbols and myths found in Folklore, Literature and Cinema, she is interested in documenting reality and then fictionalising it through her works. Fascinated by inanimate objects, she often explores their sonic qualities. Intrigued by animals, she observes them and creates stories around them; as an investigation on different types of consciousness and identities. She explores these themes through the use of experimental story-telling and media-based techniques, with a desire to evoke, to suggest and to stimulate the viewer’s imagination.
Her works have been showcased in various places around the world, such as at the Festival del Cinema di Cefalù (Italy), Millepiani Gallery (Italy), Festival International du Film de Nancy (France), Marienbad Film Festival (Czech Republic), Gallery 46 and Iklectik Arts Lab (London). Her sound pieces were broadcast for three consecutive years on Resonance Extra Radio in 2018, 2019 and 2020. After a BA (Hons) in Sound Arts & Design at University of the Arts London, she is currently undertaking a MA in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art, also in London.
Winner of the price selection LABO with 'Escondida' | Palmares 2020 Festival International du Film de Nancy
'By her talented evocation of a game of hide and seek, Carla Geronimi restores with sobriety and sensitivity the memory of a place that bears witness to colonial history and its inhabitants.' The jury
From 16th of March:
Ladon, short film is part of the online group exhibition Catalyst organised by Stoa Collective.
7th to 24th of April:
The Incantatory Magic of the Symbolic Gesture, video will be part of the International group exhibition Instability and Precariousness at Millepiani Gallery in Rome.
30th of April to 22nd of Sept:
Ladon, film is invited to be part of the Mowna biennial.
15th of July to 18th of August:
Escondida, film has been selected and will be screened at the Festival del Cinema di Cefalù.
Performance for Colour & Poetry: A Symposium with Slade School of Fine Art.
Escondida, film won the price selection LABO at the Palmares 2020 of Festival International du Film de Nancy, France.
The travel tales - Episode 1: Mozambique sound piece, broadcast on Resonance Extra for International women's Day, London.
The Illusory Portraits of Africa collage series (solo show), Dar Diwani, Island of Mozambique.
La promenade, film selected and screened at Marienbad Film Festival, Czech Republic.
Synchronizität performance, Sound Arts and Design Degree Show (group show), London College of Communication, London.
La promenade, film screened at Sound Arts & Design Degree Show (group show), London College of Communication, London.
Marnie Dualité performance, An Evening of Music and Performance (group show). Iklectick Arts Lab, London.
Songs for them performance, The interim show (group show). London College of Communication, London.
Le Jardin Intemporel installation, The interim show (group show). London College of Communication, London.
Voyage sonores sound piece, broadcast on Resonance Extra for International Women's Day, London.
Eye see you installation, 2nd year Sound Arts & Design group show, Gallery 46, London.
Nous sommes je sound piece, broadcast on Resonance FM & Resonance Extra for International Women's Day, London.
Les rêves de Carla painting series, Cours Circuits (group show), Centre de Formation Professionnelle des Arts Appliqués, Genève.
2020-2022 - MA in Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, London.
2016-2019 - BA Sound Arts & Design, London College of Communication, UAL, London.