The "Weaving Shadows" project is a journey in the universe of shadow meant as negative light, proto-image, form and deformation, double, Other that I am, that inhabits me, that follows me, prolongs me, haunts me — a source of uncanniness, of fairy dreams always in the imminence of becoming nightmares.
A series of paintings on transparent surfaces, whose looks changes according to the layerings the artist choses to put in place, and whose peculiarity is to be projectable in a way that creates an immersive media-environment incorporating the visitors by means of their own shadows.
An Elephant's Memory
An Elephant's Memory is a transmedial artwork inscribed in the Cultural Memory Project "I Remember, Therefore I Am." It includes writing, painting, installation, and video-art
"J(y)eux d'eau" is a photographic and video project picturing the restless changes of reflections in the mirror of water.
Messages in a Bottle
"Messages in a Bottle" is a photographic series of macros depicting shapes or writings as seen through the distortions and reflections of a half-full plastic bottle.
Invisible Made Visible
"Invisible Made Visible" is a series of photographs picturing broken glass surfaces providing a visual reflection on mirrors as screens.
"Reflectionscapes" is a series of mirror-inspired mixed media paintings. Each painting plays with distorted and fragmented shapes, and combines them into abstract compositions.
"Riflessi(oni)" is a series of paintings and drawings based on the theme of reflections in urban mirrors.
A trilingual monograph on Marta's work is out now! Check it out here
Marta's Absynthe Memories on show in Naters, Switzerland at the World Nature Forum from Dec 19th 2020 to Jan 31st 2021. More info here
Don't miss Marta's project on fire, realised during lockdown, on show at LE 1111 in the outstanding group exhibition "FEUX" along with the work of some amazing artists. Learn more
Don't miss Marta's RSI (Radio Svizzera Italiana) interview apropos of the protagonist of her novel and play, "Suonala ancora, Bombe"
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