MARCO MARZOCCHI (Ferrara, Italy)
Born 25th jan 1974
WINNER of the GOMMA GRANT 2017.
JIM GOLDBERG WORKSHOP 2017 (Atelier-Smedsby)
Krakow Photomonth 2016 / DER GREIF A Process 2.0
Publico 3 Portugal
ARCHIVOzine N°7 ( Winter Issue n.07 2013 Private )
FotoVisura Pavilion 30 X 30 Exhibition
PeopleIKnowMaybe Aalphabet zine
100 Days Active Resistance
Lee Make Hitory 2009-2010
A bold mix of colour, black-and-white, contemporary and archive images, presented with hand-written text
Made over the course of 10 years, Oyster is a visual diary compiled by Marzocchi as a ways to uncover clues
in understanding his absent parents.
At times boardering on frustration and violence his images express his search for a ‘culprit’,
a cause for his disfunctional childhood environment.
Using archival and original imagery, the artist ransacks the past to build a present in a process of forgiving and letting go,
as a search to find love and healing.
“This work represents my experience in recovering and understanding my parents, their life and their relationship towards myself.
I never knew them well because they split when I was 6 years old, and they both died young.
Drugs, addictions, jail and dysfunctional environment, these were constant elements.
This work is focused on dealing and replacing all the doubts and the fears that I had. Exorcising the pain and the searching for love.” MM.
Marco Marzocchi – Oyster.
Practice Statement: How does photographing on film (or using your material photographic process of predilection) inform your artistic practice?
I like to use every film format, every medium and support, and mix them together.
this practice give me the real feeling I need to tell my stories. I like to think there aren’t boundaries in this and I like to create questions despite answers.
I like to suggest through my works rather than tell.
my works are metaphors to mow through past present and unknown future.
analog photography give the chance to have errors by my side and let them become my personal reference and personal. style in photography.