[layerslider id=”2″] “To me, the satellite dishes look like grey flowers growing on rooftops, as though they are looking for the light, like sunflowers facing to the sun.” Francesca Marti, Amman, June 2010 “Martí’s use of old satellite dishes brings discarded objects back to reality and life. It’s a new project, not seen before. It’s a …
In the recent work of Francesca Martí, the magical figure of Droplet exists as a care free elf, a spritely symbol of liberty and passion. He is personified in Martí’s photographs and videos by Matthew Mitcham, the Australian Olympic gold medal diver who won the 10-metre platform event in Beijing in 2008 with the highest-scoring single dive in Olympic history.
“I am in Alghero in Sardinia looking out to sea from the ramparts. Alghero has a Balearic atmosphere (but moved 500 kilometres to the east from its natural site), where every week, low-cost flights bring in a large number of inquisitive visitors from around the world, but where there still floats the strong perfume of the Sardinian hinterland. A picturesque and pleasurable metaphor for contemporaneity: strong natural identity confronted by a sense of globalism which permeates everything…”
“For me, the legend of Narcissus is that he fell in love with his own reflection. He tried to kiss and embrace it – encouraged because he saw the other raising his lips to meet his own – but of course he couldn’t kiss his image in the water. He despaired and realized he couldn’t live any longer.”
Francesca Martí, 2008