Farina (Flour Not Flower), 2008

3 July 2008 - 27 July 2008 · Winterlights · MARS Gallery · Melbourne, Australia

In Farina (Flour Not Flower), Amato references her Italian heritage, creating a nostalgic view of a common childhood experience of her mother 'playing' with flour to make pasta for the family. The artist records a performance from birdseye perspective of herself playing with twenty kilograms of flour. The video is then projected onto the gallery floor which is sprinkled with flour, creating a tactile and lush video image.