Dawn on a Dark Sublime

Dawn on a Dark Sublime, installation view
Dawn on a Dark Sublime, installation view
Dawn on a Dark Sublime, installation view
Dawn on a Dark Sublime, installation view
Dawn on a Dark Sublime, installation view
Dawn on a Dark Sublime, installation view
Jules Verne, 2015. Lambda print on acetate, neon, variable dimensions
Jules Verne, 2015. Lambda print on acetate, neon, variable dimensions
10 Parsec, 2015. Lambda print on duratrans, neon, variable dimensions
10 Parsec, 2015. Lambda print on duratrans, neon, variable dimensions
Dark air (Pluto abyss), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 164 x 110 cm
Dark air (Pluto abyss), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 164 x 110 cm
Dark air (Pazin), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 144 x 94 cm
Dark air (Pazin), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 144 x 94 cm
Dark air (Pazin#2), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 144 x 94 cm
Dark air (Pazin#2), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 144 x 94 cm
Dark air (Divaca), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 38 x 25 cm
Dark air (Divaca), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 38 x 25 cm
Dark air (Raspor), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 90 x 60 cm
Dark air (Raspor), 2015. Inkjet print on cotton paper and dibond, 90 x 60 cm

2015

A plus A Gallery, Venice

DAWN ON A DARK SUBLIME




This research brings together the historical thought and sublime concepts of nature through a subject that has never been in the center of an artistic research before: foibe.
I photographed and documented these vertical caves, chasms, large sinkholes in Istria and Karst – the photographs as well as sculptures, videos and sound installations convey to the visitor a double sublime suggestion: not only the magnificence of depicted nature that affects the perception, but also of the historical connotation.
The foibe tell the history of Europe in the 20th century, and also a story of nature and geology spanning millennia and of a number of literary, psychological, theological, mythological and aesthetic impressions.
The title is a reference to memory, to the process of remembering, to casting light on a nocturnal subject through artistic research – Dawn is in fact the dawning that gradually leads to light.

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My research develops through the stratification of elements drawn from history and literature, social and cultural symbols evoking a sense of unreality, suspended between mystery and marginality.

Through photography and the installation, I return to the image the suggestions and the experiences lived, telling of primarily nocturnal worlds that generate a sort of temporal suspension and, at the same time, conceal new forms of truth.

 

 

 

SILVIA MARIOTTI

Lives and works in Milan (IT)

 

 

Education – workshop – residency

 

 

Awards

 

 

Selected solo show

 

 

Selected group show

 

 

Special projects

 

 

Publications

 

 

Interviews, reviews