Exhibitions The Journey by Marilia Destot
November 6-24, 2019 Project Space One
Memory, recorded and revisited, in its most subjective and poetic ways, is at the core of Mailia Destot’s research. During her Project Space residency, she intends to continue her project The Journey, a photography experimentation re-visiting her family roots and history and evoking the disappearance and remembrance of a lost Jewish community in Lithuania. She will be developing her practice of altering prints through needling, tearing, washing, drawing, folding, collage, transfer, using her own photographs mixed with family albums and literature excerpts. From this work and the printing and bookbinding resources at VSW, Destot will pursue the creation of an artist book. In the gallery space, she will develop an intimate art installation made of videos, recorded voices, and floating frames where the needled prints may be seen on both sides and the light can go through, enhancing the idea of story and memory layering, revealing and disappearing.
French photographer based in New York, Marilia Destot’s personal work focuses, through portraiture, dance and landscapes, on the writing of time, cycling and passing by, and our trace within it. Her work has been awarded in France and exhibited in Europe and the U.S.
Support for this exhibition came from Max and Marian Farash Foundation, Joy of Giving Something, and the New York State Council on the Arts Visual Arts program.