Italian Multi-Media Artist
21.10.2019 - 27.10.2019
In her art, multi-media artist Miriam Poletti approaches humans as malleable and mutable subjects. In an increasingly digital age, her work finds a way to reflect a human subjectivity that is vulnerable to a constant stream of interactions, both in virtual and physical realities. She views the body as key to understanding these complex relations, as is reflected in her installation and participatory performance We Should Fear Thirst, presented during the Un_Real Desires group exhibition at SomoS.
We Should Fear Thirst considers the vulgar associations to the multitude of bodily fluids and liquids. The video component of her work shows Poletti’s body in contact with different liquids, as the sounds of her own bodily fluids emanate through the gallery space. At the same time, the artist offers consumable drinks that resemble bodily liquids. With liquids breaking down the distinction between both the body and its environment, the natural phenomena of bodily fluids are also offered in an artificial way, asking the viewer if whether what they desire is an organic or unreal version of their own body.
Poletti completed an MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in 2016 and is based between Berlin and Milan. She has exhibited extensively in group shows throughout Europe and Australasia, including Gut Feelings, Centrala, Birmingham, UK, Collection Croisière, Nouvelle Collection Paris at La Panacée, Montpellier, France and QueerTech.io, ACMI, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia in 2018.
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Photos courtesy Kimiya Nik.