Sara Angelucci: Aviary is on view at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art from October 21 - December 10, 2016.
Sara Angelucci's practice is based in photography, video and audio, exploring vernacular photographs and films, and analyzing the original context in which images are made. Drawing attention to conventions of image making, her work foregrounds the cultural role vernacular images play in framing particular stories, creating histories, and memorialization. Over the years her projects have developed from an examination of the family archive and immigration, to a broader analysis and interpretation of anonymous/found photographs.
In recent projects, including Aviary, Angelucci draws from the history of photography, as well as natural and social histories, transforming found images and repositioning them within the broader cultural context from which they emerge. This work has featured birds in sound and image to position the human figure (in found images) in relationship to the natural world and endangered species. The emphasis has been on fusing the human and the bird, evoking a relationship of empathy rather than separation.