Franco Ariaudo (b. Cuneo, 1979) lives and works in Turin, Italy. Ariaudo’s transdisciplinary research draws on anthropology, sociology, ritualism, sport and leisure. On a formal level, Ariaudo constructs mechanical and sculptural devices, and engages in performances, video and installations that, by virtue of small perceptual variances, tend to disturb the habitual gaze of the spectator. His work highlights and features “the play of forces at play”- that tension between contrasting movements and energies that leads to a specific subject becoming an object of contention (between tradition and modernity, power and submission). His recent exhibitions include Mirror Project#5 (Turin); Les sentiers battus sont pleins de fictions endormies (Cuneo); De arte gymnastica (Turin); The Pitcher (Rome); Convulsion Ltd. : further thoughts from new associates (Bucharest). Franco Ariaudo is member of Progetto Diogene (Turin) since 2011 and in 2013 he was artist in residence at Khoj, International Artist Association, New Delhi, India via of Resò network.