27 Nov Marta Lodola //
Performer and visual artist. In 2006 she moves to Milan where she graduates in Painting at Academy of Fine Arts, Brera.
She works with video, photographic self-timer, performace art and illustration, interested as well in sociology, political philosophy, anthropology, cultural processes, political activism and cyberpunk literature.
In 2012 she participates in the research seminar “Foucault: per una genealogia del soggetto” at NABA New Academy fo Fine Arts in Milan, curated by Antonio Caronia and Amos Bianchi.
After her graduation, she started to collaborate with non-profits organizations, self-managed spaces and self-organized collectives. Since 2011 she collaborates with Valerio Ambiveri, their research investigates duality, twin bodies, identity and alter ego. In 2013 she participates in the event promoted by Comune di Milano and Chan Association “Con i tuoi occhi” at Colonne di San Lorenzo, one of the main streets in the heart of Milan during the International day for the elimination of violence against women. During the same year she undertakes a new research in connection with multimedia arts and music, under the pseudonym of Monnalisa Overdrive. In 2014 she creates the artistic group “Contamina” in collaboration with Marco De Meo, promoting performative actions within the colletivity of Cologno Monzese, in reference to discrimination, gender violence and homophobia. At the same time she participates of ITfestival, Festival of Independent Theatre at Fabbrica del Vapore. In 2015 she moves to Berlin where she perfoms and exhibits at an international level.
She exhibited and performed at Sofia Underground International Performance Art Festival, NG/Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art (Sofia – BUL), Harvesting Mind – Geist Ernten SALO Räume (Braunschweig – DE), OKK Organ Kritischer Kunst (Berlin – DE), SynAthina (Athens – GR) Studio Ilka Theurich 20, ZINNOBER (Hannover – DE), 4th International Performance Art Week-End at Luisa Catucci Gallery (Berlin – DE), “You have to decide where is your home” GlogauAIR (Berlin – DE), CIPAF Cyprus International Performance Art Festival (Mitsero – CY), 48 Stunden Neukölln 2016 at Luisa Catucci Gallery (Berlin – DE), WIPAW Warsaw International Performance Art Weekend (Warsaw – PL), Ex Oratorio San Lupo (Bergamo – IT), Galerìa Mario Sironi-Instituto Italiano de la Cultura (Lima – PE), Batiment B and Paris8 (Paris – FR).
She studied with Zierle & Carter, Christina Georgiou, Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Bilwa Costa&Jasmin Schaitl, Alissa Lynes, Roberto Lun, Sigal Zouk and Jan Burkhardt.
She follows a training path bringing together several disciplines involving body awareness and attending laboratories and workshops of Contact Improvisation, Theatre Dance, Contemporary Dance, Performance art ,Yoga and Holistic practices.
“ACTIONS AGAINST BORDERS #1 BREAKING POINT” is a project merging urban space and performative practice as research on the actual meaning of our society’s borders. The process generates a slow and continous creation of an audio archive, collecting experiences, stories and social conditions on an itinerant journey. This ongoing project since 2017 has been developed in Berlin (DE), Athens (GR), Treviso (IT), l’Hospitalet de Llobregat (ES) and Barcelona (ES).
For the first time this project was developed between two different cities. It works as a bridge to cross the border that divide this two neghbouring communities. The border is present, but could be unconsciously crossed on the street, but at the same time this border is absolutely evident in terms of jurisdiction. The practice of walking and interviewing people on the street, collectives and individuals working closely about borders dynamics was during 7 days. The starting point for the research was Hospitalet de Llobregat from Collblanc to Torrassa and Santa Eulalia, place where Materic.org is based,. Then the investigation proceeded in Barcelona in Raval, Barceloneta, Born, Gracia and Horta. The last visited place is the center of Hospitalet de Llobregat.
The recorded conversations with collectives and individuals gave to the project a wide vision of those two unique and particular social structures, that are facing up with an nonexistent government and regulations that are forcing foreigners to live as ratialized persons in different aspect of their life. Houses, jobs, documents, social rights are just a part of the difficulties that most of the people are finding here. Thank to organizations and individuals the help to cross this invisible borders is concrete and real. Thank to Natalia, Mercé – Tanquem el CIE, Mujeres pa lante, Musta and Sufian – Can Migra, Guerra a la guerra – Casal Popular Tres Voltes Revel, Barcelona, Ingrid Léon #ingridsequeda, Marilò – La Fundaciò, Florencia Brizuela González.
In this installation/performance you will be the activator of the project itself, you as the people that answered to the question will be part of the entire process of knowing the others. You are already in.