I recently had the pleasure of working with the wonderful artist Marta Ferracin for her work ‘in bocca al lupo (Into the wolf’s mouth)’.
- This work was a 3-channel video installation with 3 projectors, 2 pocket projectors, sound, speakers and copper vessel, on a 05:59 minutes loop.
I did a vocal layering soundtrack called ‘into the wolf’s mouth (reprised)’.
In Marta’s words about this project- ‘In bocca al lupo’ is an Italian expression used to wish luck to those who are about to take an important step in work or life. Translated Into the wolf’s mouth, the saying encompasses the fragility one encounters in a lifetime of living and dying.
At the core of this installation is the moth, a metaphor for humankind and life—fragile, vulnerable and in constant movement.
In this immersive video installation I have tried to associate images with contrasting feelings, such as impotence versus strength, or real versus ethereal. The moth, captured making its last nerve impulses is juxtaposed beside cyclic waves of water. The blossoming magnolia represents the awakening of the senses while the soil is a reminder that we are made of nature and inevitably return to nature. The looped soundtrack sets the tone for this ongoing gesture of change within a lyrical and poetical rhythm.
Marta’s biography and other amazing works can be found here http://martaferracin.com
postgraduate exhibition 2014
bfa honours show
national art school gallery
thursday 30th october – saturday 8th november 2014
forbes street, darlinghurst, nsw 2010
check out Marta’s biography and other amazing works here http://martaferracin.com