This is 5 Questions. Each week, we send five questions to an artist featured in Under the Radar, our weekly email highlighting the best art on the ArtSlant network. This week we seek answers from Marco Scozzaro.
What are you trying to communicate with your work?
With my work I make observations about the time, the society, and the world I live in. I want to raise questions about some aspects and dynamics. I’m interested in the paradoxes and dichotomies of modern living and the effects of mass media and consumer culture on identity. I am interested in what is an image today, in decoding the signs of the visual landscape and creating new associations to better understand the disorienting time I live in.
What is an artist’s responsibility?
I believe artists have important aesthetic and social responsibilities. As acute observers, they raise questions and create metaphors to interpret their time. They start conversations, finding the proper language to talk about issues that everyone can relate to.
Show us the greatest thing you ever made (art or not)?
Digital Deli Sció, HD Video, Color, Sound, 9:03 min.
The video is one of the chapters of the Digital Deli project and is a parody of the commercial TV I grew up with. I wrote the script, performed in the studio, switched cameras, composed the music, and created the video effects.
Tell us about a work you want to make but never will:
If there is something I can think of, I can also figure out the way to make it, sooner or later. Of course, there will always be restrictions to deal with, but that’s part of the process and I don’t want to exclude any possibility.
Who are three artists we should know but probably don’t?
A few artists that I’ve been interested in lately are:
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(Image at top: Sviaggioni)