ISCP TalkJune 28, 2011
Salon: Arianna Carossa and David Maroto
For her Salon, Arianna Carossa will present her recent research undertaken during her residency at ISCP. She will show two multimedia installations made of object trouvés along with photographs produced for the occasion. Carossa’s art practice centers around the material object as an expression of linearity and consistency in humanity. Her research revolves around the concept of deconstruction and reconstruction.
Arianna Carossa lives between Genova, Milan and Rome and graduated from Academia Ligustica di Belle Arti in Genova, where she received a BFA in painting.
Taking as a departing point his own interest in games, literature and psychoanalysis, David Maroto will offer some reflections on his art practice and why it is important that a visual artist poses radical questions to himself. Maroto will focus on his life project Four Circles, and its two main pieces: Illusion (in the form of a novel) and Disillusion (in the form of a board game) as well as other works that emanate from those two central works.
David Maroto decided to frame his art practice from the very beginning in the structure of four circles. This marked and clear beginning will have a marked and clear end, like a narrative. Once he has fulfilled the four circles he will have finished his work and consequently he will abandon art practice. Each of these circles is a well-defined project, autonomous from the others. Yet they all share commonalities that establish points of contact among them. Each circle has its own title: First Circle: Illusion, Second Circle: Disillusion, Third Circle: Truth, Fourth Circle: Death.