Join us for a screening of recent moving image works by Italian artist Diego Marcon with an introduction by the artist. Working predominantly with film and video, Marcon’s practice investigates the ontology of the moving image and its potential to serve as a tool for an awareness of the real. Developed from rigorous research of filmic genres such as horror, slapstick, documentary, and cartoon, Marcon produces uncanny moving image work that considers the pathetic and sentimental aspects typical of these popular forms of entertainment.
Diego Marcon (b. 1985, Busto Arsizio, Italy, based in Milan) works in drawing, film, video and installation. Recent exhibitions including Fondazione Prada (Milan, IT), Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore / LASALLE (Singapore, SGP), La Triennale di Milano (Milan, IT), Museo MAXXI (Rome, IT), Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Milan, IT), Matadero (Madrid, ESP), OCAT (Shanghai, CHN), Artspace (Auckland, NZ), Whitechapel Gallery (London, UK), Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (Paris, FR). His films have been screened in film festivals including IFFR (Rotterdam, NL), Cinéma du réel (Paris, FR), Courtisane (Gent, BE), IKFF (Hamburg, DE), BISFF (Beijing, CHN), BFI (London, UK) and doclisboa (Lisbon, PT).