Marcelo Moscheta, 1976, São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil
Lives and works in Campinas, SP, Brazil
“Displacement, Territory, Landscape and Memory are my main interests. Through unusual materials and techniques, my work addresses the notion of ephemerality and the efforts of humanity to understand and recreate physical and geographical aspects found in natural environments. Like cartographers, artists choose the flags of their travels, points of reference that signal the interests that arise from their confrontations with the various territories they come across. In my trajectory, they are stones that appear more and more as elements that signal the passage through these places. Stones that are, at the same time, part and summary of the landscapes found; concrete things and metaphors invented.
A guiding thread of my work is the fascination I have for nature, as well as an open disposition to travel and experience the landscape. This arouses my attention when portraying the memory of a place, elaborating a classification procedure similar to archeology. But when my installations incorporate and combine the collection of elements with drawings, photography and recorded information, it is my interest to question, through art, the limits of the territory, identities and geographies.
Faced with mass migrations and rampant explorations of our mineral resources, the new geography has become the great questioning agent and with enthusiasm, contemporary art has transformed the bucolic and traditional landscape genre into the main arena of reflection and propositions against the status quo. The locus was transformed into territory and the main relationships between man and the environment, technology and memory, identities and nomadism are built there.”