venerdì 12 giugno 2009

floria sigismondi, photographer and director from canada.

floria sigismondi (born 1965 in pescara, italy)
is a photographer and director.
apart from her art exhibitions she is best known for directing
music videos for christina aguilera, muse, the white stripes,
david bowie, sheryl crow, the cure, björk, amon tobin and marilyn manson.
Broken Boy Soldier

her parents were opera singers.
her family, including her sister antonella, moved to
hamilton, ontario, canada when she was two.
in her childhood she became obsessed by drawing and painting.
from 1987 she studied painting and illustration
at the ontario college of art & design.
when she took a photography course,
she became obsessed once more,
and graduated with a photography major.
floria Sigismondi started a career as a fashion photographer.
she came to directing music videos when she was approached
by the production company the revolver flm co.,
and directed music videos for a number of canadian bands.
her very innovative, but also very disturbing video works,
located in sceneries she once described as
"entropic underworlds inhabited by tortured souls and omnipotent beings",
attracted a number of very prominent musicians.
with her photography and sculpture installations
she had solo exhibitions around the world.
her photographs also were included in numerous group exhibitions.

in October 2004 she gave birth to a daughter, tosca.
the father is her husband living things frontman lillian berlin.
floria resides in toronto and new york.

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