An atlas of suggestions that flow throughout the bodily landscape, along the perimeter that is drawn with the artist’s pen, which becomes a scalpel to open up drawings in words, the voice of an organic imagination. An artist’s book that is read both in relation to Sissi’s work and to the work of great anatomists who first opened up windows to the subcutaneous basement. The method behind Parallel Anatomy, the art project that Sissi has been developing over a number of years, is laid out in this book, a way of speaking about emotions as intangible organs which, in order to take on a body, inhabit other organs, modifying them.
Sissi: her artistic research starts from a recurrent and almost scientific analysis of the human body, borrowing elements from disciplines such as archaeology and anatomy, to reach a lusciously imaginative dimension, capable of giving things new and unexpected forms and identities. In order to investigate the difficult and precarious balance of the individual in the world that surrounds them and, most of all, with their own interior universe, Sissi explores different mediums: performance, installations, photography, drawing, painting and artist’s books. Heterogeneous artistic languages that create an intimate and interior work, but which is universally readable on the emotional level. The constants are the methodology which works for taxonomic categories, so evident in her archives and diaries, and the materiality that is incarnate, from time to time, in sculptures and installations, or in the dresses used for performance, born from a dexterity that becomes almost an introspective dimension of doing. These elements are presented in a type of narration on the border between a scientific demonstration and a poetic vision, as individual parts of a larger continuum, but always able to maintain their autonomy.