The Johns Hopkins University M. A. in Writing Program Hybrid Forms
Artist’s Statement: InspecttheHeart is a project that has been the culmination of my greatest passions: feathers and freedom, the alien reptile mind of birds as a stand-in for othered humanity, the juxtaposition of the clinical and the magical, breakable youth, healed again. Transparency in transparency, truth within fact. I say it is a culmination of my obsessions, but this piece is the focal point through which the rest of a project will spin itself out.
Materials: X-ray of a newly hatched bird with wings outspread, one leg broken and set, over the redacted text of an autopsy textbook describing how to autopsy the heart.
L Ann Dulin is a writer of genre and midwestern gothic, a midwestern transplant into the mid-atlantic. She’s gigged in multiple bands, drawn a comic book, performed in countless shows in a theatre downtown, been in three different movies (none of which you’re likely to have seen), recorded an album, painted a mural, written a book, and… that might actually be it. She’s an assistant editor for The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review. Her intermedia work has been part of the Rue de Fleurus Reading series in DC, Baltimore, and NYC.
Black box or black cube art museums refer to museums or collections with a focus on intermedia, digital, innovative film and video art. White cube museums such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA in NYC), the Neue Galerie (NY) and Hirsshorn Museum (DC) create black cube exhibit rooms for digital presentations. The black box exhibit space began in the 90s to accommodate the growing demand for intermedia and digital installations. View our collections at The Eckleburg Gallery.
Monica Marioni was born near Treviso in 1972, but moved to the area of Vicenza when she was still very young, and here she still lives several months a year. She instinctively approached art during her studies, enrolling at the Vicenza Institute of Art; nevertheless, she obtained a degree in statistical sciences because of her passion for mathematics, a science in which she has found ample space for creativity. She spent several years in a large industrial group, thereby developing strong ties with certain materials and the types of manipulation functional to them.
In 2005 she began to devote herself to a full-time art career and started to translate her matherical attitude in the dense material nature of her first abstract works, created on the most disparate supports, with a wealth of strong juxtapositions between metals, plastics, earth and resins, which she commanded through an intense manual action of selection and transformation. Her work has been shown in Venice, Washington DC, Miami, Lima, Rome, and Capri, and she was the recipient of the First Prize of the Fiorino d’Oro for Painting in Florence, Italy.
Her project IO SONO is about the “inner side” of life, where neuroses and illnesses of the soul, usually elusive, take exact form in HD digital images. Conversely, in REBUS she represents the “outer side” drawing and painting, like in a comic strip, the story of a woman’ life, meetings and episodes ironically filtered and distorted by the memory of the experience.