Santina Amato

Untitled (Self Potrait), 2015

Untitled (Self Portrait) is the first project created by the artist as an MFA Student (2017) at the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 using bread dough as a medium to create multi disciplinary works to explore it as a medium to represent the body or the extended body.


In this dough performance created specifically for video, Amato set up seven cameras to capture her attempt at kneading her weight in dough. The process was endured over an hour long single session and eventuated in the artist laying with her weight in dough over a further two hour period, captured using time lapse photography as the bread dough rose around and engulfed her body. Amato had to eventually pull away from the performance as her left eye was stinging and her second nostril was about to be consumed by the dough, preventing her from breathing.You can use this layout block to write as much or little as you’d like. It’s basically a standard text block for anything text related. You can also click on the ⚙️ icon the right to customize the background color and alignment.

Untitled Dough Project (Self-Portrait), 2015. Video Duration 00:08 Looped

Video Performance, Duration 56:15.

Untitled Dough Project (Kneading), 2015. Video Still

Untitled Dough Project (Kneading), 2015. Video Still

Untitled Dough Project (Kneading), 2015. Video Still

Untitled Dough Project (Kneading), 2015. Video Still

Untitled Dough Project (Kneading), 2015. Video Still

Untitled Dough Project (Kneading), 2015. Video Still

Untitled Dough Project (Self-Portrait), 2015. Video Still

Untitled Dough Project (Self Portrait), 2015. Video Still