Lascuna presents Martini’s latest project, Lo Spazio Individuale.
Martini uses video as a vehicle from which todevelop a production of paintings where different media,︎︎︎ video, and canvases come together to create a logical harmony.

Martini’s story talks about people. Her paintings are anextreme third-party scrutinisation of individuals within society.Observing, and then experimenting with body movement, herprocess celebrates the discovery of equilibrium. As if you werewatching from above, blurred observations of legs, arms, handsbecome apparent. Everything is in motion.

The final result ofthis research, Lo Spazio Individuale, represents a new step inher artistic production. When studying movement she looksfor cinematic sequences, before piecing them together to findthat perfect moment. The use of a particular palette becomeshabitual, making that moment hers.Decadent romanticism, as well a strong critique towardscontemporary society, are present in the works she presentsat Lacuna. Just as the early narrative of Pier Paolo Pasolinitalks about the lower classes in society (see Una vita violenta,a novel written in 1959), Martini’s work finds inspiration incommon people and everyday life situations. We feel immersed,yet complacent and somewhat naive, in this view of reality.Pasolini’s views subsequently changed in the 1970s to reflect anacknowledgement of the proletariat as a social class integratedand conformed to the rest of society.The works of the artist Francesca Martini, aka Matete Martini, are a constant investigation that questions and discusses the contemporaneity through the dissection, frame by frame, of reality’s perception.  www.madeinbed.co.uk“The body is a vase full of energy.”

Martini shows this mutazione antropologica in the same way, whereby modernsociety currently conforms to a narrow-minded bourgeoismentality.“L’accumulazione del Centro consumistico ha distrutto le varieculture del Terzo Mondo : il modello culturale offerto agli italiani è unico. La conformazione a tale modello si ha prima di tutto nel vissuto, nell’esistenziale: e quindi nel comportamento.”(the accumulation of the consumerist Centre has destroyedthe different cultures of the Third World: the cultural modeloffered to the italians is unique: The conformism towards thatsame model occurs first of all in life, in the existential: and so inbehaviour)





Francesca Martini


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