Her work is an exploration into ideas of memory,
loss and illusion through the use of animation, photography and
video installation, deeply rooted in the surreal, absurdist world
of Czech and Eastern European animation and literature.
Chiara believes that somewhere between the delighted,
naive stupor of childhood and the crepuscular chambers of memory
and loss hides all that we need to discover and remember about our
identity; her attempt is to translate the intricate and erratic
language (and logic) of dreams into moving images and narrative.
Her work is informed by a personal interest in anthropology and
more specifically in the symbolic quality and ritualistic relevance
of objects and images; film is a tool through which to explore the
ability to remember and to conjure back into existence all that
is ephemeral and transitory about our experience as human beings,
our memories and surroundings.
Chiara works with both live action and animation
(using puppets and found objects), together with light and sound,
to create short visual poems or prayers, often relying on music
and sound to engage with the emotional, irrational and subliminal
side of the mind.
Her work has included collaborations with performance artists, composers,
musicians and writers, and has been shown in a number of venues
including national and international film festivals, galleries and
site specific events.