They're all dead

Video Artist: Marisa Benito
Video Genre: , , Participation in Video Programs: Country: Year: Duration: 6 min 23 sec


The project aims to focus on the contrast between physical and the digital photographic media. It explores how our relationship with images has been transformed since they became ubiquitous, volatile and temporary, and were no longer experienced as physical entities. Millions of photographs are generated every day as a means of mass communication but these photographs are disposable and almost immediately out of date, while we drown in an ocean of images.

Using animation and video postproduction enables me to develop a space-time discourse and brings the photographs back to a specific moment in the present. The aesthetic discourse centres on the physical attributes and organic nature of the support; this is why the effects of time on the degradation, disappearance and transformation of matter are articulated through metaphors, and visual and poetic games.


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Marisa Benito

Marisa Benito (Barcelona, 1974) has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s Research Degree in Art. She lives and works in Córdoba, where she teaches Audiovisual Media at the “Mateo Inurria” School of Art. She combines her professional activity with audiovisual creation and photography. The aesthetics of her work are generated through images shaped by sensory experience, the imaginary and the memory, and photographic and cinematographic language.