Christina Tedesco’s work deals with the contrast between balance and imbalance, control and the lack there of. Specifically, she explores the movement of the human body through space and time. Her interest in the nature of the human form comes from living with cerebral palsy – a physical disability that causes difficulty in movement and speech as well as involuntary tremors.
From a young age, Christina observed other people and become aware that her body moved through physical and intellectual spaces differently than someone who does not have to consciously control every step.
Christina’s small line drawings, videos, photography and interactive sculpture installations incorporate elements of performance art and Minimalism. She uses the unique machinations of her own body motion, often showcasing a visual full figure of her body or her own shaky line drawing. The work is a balance between simple composition and complicated issues that are unseen by many.
Christina’s work has a fresh and sophisticated look on the human form and the preconceptions about it. As Paul Virilio once wrote, “The world is an illusion and art is the presentation of the illusion of the world.”