maria rebecca ballestra
Activism, Conceptual, Curating, Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Performance, Photography, Project Organizing, Sound, Video
My artistic research is centred predominantly around social themes related to globalisation which are filtered and reinterpreted through photographs and video. The final result, whether installations or simple two-dimensional photos, offer the visitor the chance to reflect on the profound global transformations which are currently taking place.
The majority of my works becomes an observation of reality, an eye that spies or “scientifically” observes current processes: processes of profound and very rapid social and cultural changes, whose final effect and outcome are still largely unknown.
Installation as The weight of the human being or the photo Oxygen are centred on Nature sustainability, work as Prisoner, Cannibalims or Post Mortem Human Resources are inspired by socio/politic themes, Asian Value or Capture What Inside are focus on the social changes .
I make use of the convergence and co-existence of various means of expression drawn from diverse areas of communication – from advertising to cinema, through a studied use of photography – finding in the manipulation of various codes the expressive matrix best suited to my own artistic style.
The aim of my art is the research of a synthesis of different cultures, the elaboration of different codes and different kind of thoughts. The travel as a way to meet different people, landscapes, cultures, to go toward something unknown with the intent to understand it, is an important part of my artistic research that enrich and influence a lot my photos, videos and installation.