MARCIA BELLOTTI

VISUAL ARTIST

HÍBRIDO (18+) from Luiza Porto + Márcia Bellotti on Vimeo.

HYBRID | Video Art 6 ‘26 “| Installation

“Hybrid” is one of the nine results of the second part of the art project “Dark Room”, as an outcome of the artist’s reflections about intimacy and sexuality of the participants.
In a game between fiction and documentary, the film talks about the conflicts and convergences between the male and female aspects, as well as obligations, subjugations and power relations related to the phallus.

Note: Developed to be an installation, with both films projected on opposite sides of the same room, and independent sound systems for each video.

 

[About Dark Room Art Project]

The project released in May 2014 seeks to promote reflections on “sexuality,” personal freedom" and "gender”. Reflections on the way in we were created, about our culture and the limits that have been imposed on us.

Divided into two parts, its base lies in an intense exchange between the artist and the intimacy of the volunteers.

For the first project stage was launched a public announcement through the internet. This ad was looking for volunteers, but also to generate reflections on taboos about gender and sexuality to anyone interested in doing so. After several weeks of conversation by email, nine (9) people were selected and invited to come to the artist’s house in order to have documented, by audiovisual media, a conversation on issues of sexual and intimate venue.

In the second part of the project, the reflections on the universe brought by each participant were transformed into artistic material. Leaving the boundaries between different medias aside, it was built a work that levitates between video, photography and the visual arts.

At all art work stages the participants themselves were used as a key element. Their physical presences - or even the use of their personal photo archives - were essential for a credible association between testimony, image and artist’s reflection. Afterwards, merging fragments of the experiences of volunteers with their own, the artist produced nine independent audiovisual productions.

Excerpt from the public advertisement:
We are born and driven to follow the standards determined by our genitals: one of many molds a society that seeks to control everything, even our deepest desires. The truth is that hardly we allow ourselves to question anything, much less something that should - above all! - remain hidden. Our grandparents have always known: sex, only in the dark. (…) But what if we had received the utopian condition of choice about ourselves in relation to the more intimate subject, and that exactly for this reason should not have to pass the scrutiny of institutions, whether they were social, family, or public policyif we had the opportunity to manifesting ourselves with total freedom over our own bodies and minds, and if we could be anything we wanted as individuals. This project search for (…) reflections on the manner in we were created, about our culture and the limits that have been imposed on us, about what we could be as well as on what we are effectively. (…)”



More about the Dark Room Art Project » www.marciabellotti.com (in portuguese).

 

802 from Luiza Porto + Márcia Bellotti on Vimeo.

802" is the first result of the art project “Dark Room”, and it is the result of the artist’s reflections about the intimacy and sexuality from the volunteers. In a game between fiction and documentary, the film talks about the suppression of desires and limits incorporation of the feminine universe.


[About Dark Room Art Project]

The project released in May 2014 seeks to promote reflections on “sexuality,” personal freedom" and "gender”. Reflections on the way in we were created, about our culture and the limits that have been imposed on us.

Divided into two parts, its base lies in an intense exchange between the artist and the intimacy of the volunteers.

For the first project stage was launched a public announcement through the internet. This ad was looking for volunteers, but also to generate reflections on taboos about gender and sexuality to anyone interested in doing so. After several weeks of conversation by email, nine (9) people were selected and invited to come to the artist’s house in order to have documented, by audiovisual media, a conversation on issues of sexual and intimate venue.

In the second part of the project, the reflections on the universe brought by each participant were transformed into artistic material. Leaving the boundaries between different medias aside, it was built a work that levitates between video, photography and the visual arts.

At all art work stages the participants themselves were used as a key element. Their physical presences - or even the use of their personal photo archives - were essential for a credible association between testimony, image and artist’s reflection. Afterwards, merging fragments of the experiences of volunteers with their own, the artist produced nine independent audiovisual productions.

Excerpt from the public advertisement:
We are born and driven to follow the standards determined by our genitals: one of many molds a society that seeks to control everything, even our deepest desires. The truth is that hardly we allow ourselves to question anything, much less something that should - above all! - remain hidden. Our grandparents have always known: sex, only in the dark. (…) But what if we had received the utopian condition of choice about ourselves in relation to the more intimate subject, and that exactly for this reason should not have to pass the scrutiny of institutions, whether they were social, family, or public policyif we had the opportunity to manifesting ourselves with total freedom over our own bodies and minds, and if we could be anything we wanted as individuals. This project search for (…) reflections on the manner in we were created, about our culture and the limits that have been imposed on us, about what we could be as well as on what we are effectively. (…)”



More about the Dark Room Art Project » www.marciabellotti.com (in portuguese).

 

ELAINE PUTA

From a privileged point of view a city is observed.
Elaine Puta is a video art 5’10 about relations and roles of the observer / observed, as well as classifications and timeless judgments on the female body. // De um ponto de vista privilegiado se observa uma cidade.
"Elaine Puta" é um videoarte de 5’10" sobre as relações e papeis do observador/observado, assim como as eternas classificações e julgamentos sobre o corpo feminino.

A video art made by Márcia Bellotti
Produced by Luiza Porto and Márcia Bellotti
May 2014, Brazil.

THE FASCINATION OF THE POOL

A pool where the eternal existing time reveals the accumulation of thoughts of all humankind.
Freely inspired by Virginia Woolf’s homonymous short story.

by Luiza Porto e Márcia Bellotti.

PORNLAND  |  2005

PROJECT “CLASSIFIED”
Between 2004 and 2007, I published a lot of public advertisements, where I sought to find ordinary and unknown people willing to be photographed exposing important, forgotten or obscured issues of their lives.
This photo shoot is called Pornoland, and it was built in a vision that blends the surrealism of the original work with questions about the issues of gender and sexuality.

Too see more: www.marciabellotti.com

THIRTY-TWO

Untitled  |  40 × 60 cm  |  2008  |  Inkjet on paper


Photographed under a 80mm objective, traditionally used for portraits by minimizing distortion, created a parallel with the ordinary and inexpressive ID photos, where only think captured is an ordinarily and serene look.

The harsh light, with great contrast and very theatrical shows sweats, skins slippery, oily. The choice of black and white suggests the reference of footage photos, study, cataloging, police.

And, as a rip before the trivial portrait, arise bones, flesh, skeleton. The deformity transpires on a detail, only a sample of what we hid from the ours owns depths, what identifies us for last.

See more at www.marciabellotti.com

DELIRIUM


30 × 40 cm | 2010-2013

Photographic montages series, built through personal footage.


The “Delirium” essential feature consists of a disturbance of consciousness, followed by a change in cognition which can not be better accounted for by a preexisting dementia, or a similar problem in evolution. The disturbance develops in a short period of time, from hours to a few days, and tends to have your intensity changed during the course the day.

See more at www.marciabellotti.com

CONSTRUCTIONS OF THE ABSENCE

80 × 120 cm
Inkjet print on cotton paper
36 unique prints
2011


In October of 2011 we crossed the United States through the US-61 (The Blues Highway), from South to North, along the Mississippi River, which was historically used as a means of transportation for African Americans that left the South towards the Northern crops.


We came across a very different reality from the one promoted by cultural medias of the USA. We found uninhabited cities, destroyed houses and desolated areas, showing a rural exodus provided both by constant natural disasters and the lack of governmental structural support, as well as the fall of the once called “American Dream”. Countless deserted fields, abandoned buildings and empty roads are perhaps signs of the omen of dreaded economic bankruptcy.


Our main focus has been documenting the society through a portrait of their buildings. We chose not to register the exact locations of each photograph because we are not interested in the specific background of each building, but the stories that we can create through lack of references of each image. The only guidelines are the Mississippi River, the US-61 and the pain voiced by the blues.

See more at www.marciabellotti.com

and the full art project “By The Riverside” at www.bytheriverside.com