Diane Cescutti, born in 1998, is a French transmedia artist. She lives and works in Saint Etienne, FRANCE.
She graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Nantes with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Fine Arts in 2019 and 2021 respectively.
She also studied in the textile section of the Tokyo University of the Arts (GEIDAI) in Japan and in the Interdisciplinary Practices and Emerging Forms section of the University of Houston Art Department in the United States.
In 2021-2022, she is part of the Post Graduate Art of the National Art School of Lyon.
Her practice takes as a starting point the loom at the origin of computation.
Through a visual, speculative and narrative approach, she tries to consider the augmented potentials of weaving by exploring the shared genealogies between the history of weaving and textile and the history of computers and technologies.
Her work involves the exploration of various textile craftsmanship, a journey between virtual and real space, the study of various artifacts, and the approach of situated mathematical knowledge.
She develops a multi-layered art practice that brings together weaving, sculpture, installations, videos, and 3D in order to rethink, redefine, and question our relationship to technologies, textiles, and computers and the way they are deployed as tools for the transmission of knowledge, data, traditions, and spirituality.
In 2023, she is one of the residents of Villa Albertine in the United-States.
Her work is part of some private collections.