Diego Marcon’s work considers the relationship between reality and representation through an investigation into the ontology of the moving image and its phantasmagorical associations. Through film, video and installation, Marcon’s work attempts to constitute a link between structural, theoretical approaches to moving image and more popular forms of genre cinema and television such as horror, slapstick comedy and cartoons. The distinctive archetypes of these genres are repeated and emphasised, giving shape to an uncanny dimension.
During his residency at Gasworks, Marcon will conduct research into the Gothic fiction boom in England in the 19th century. He plans to consider the ways in which Gothic literature gave shape to fears arising out of the technological developments of the industrial revolution, and what comparisons can be drawn with the current shift toward the dematerialisation of machines into software and the virtual, producing a new spectral dimension.
Diego Marcon lives and works in Milan. Recent solo exhibitions include; Ludwig, Institute of Contemporary Arts/LASALLE, Singapore; Diego Marcon, Galleria ZERO…, Milan, Italy (both 2019); and La miserabile, La Triennale di Milan (2018). Recent group exhibitions include; Sanguine. Luc Tuymans on Baroque, Fondazione Prada, Milan; MAXXI Bulgari Prize 2018, Museo MAXXI, Rome (both 2018). 2018 screenings at film festivals include: IFFR, Rotterdam; Cinéma du réel, Paris; Courtisane, Gent; BISFF, Beijing; BFI, London; and doclisboa, Lisbon.
Diego Marcon’s residency is supported by Fondazione Memmo.