Oyster by Marco Marzocchi.
Made over the course of 10 years, Oyster is a visual diary compiled by Marzocchi as a ways to uncover clues
in understanding his absent parents.
At times boardering on frustration and violence his images express his search for a 'culprit',
a cause for his disfunctional childhood environment.
Using archival and original imagery, the artist ransacks the past to build a present in a process of forgiving and letting go,
as a search to find love and healing.
"This work represents my experience in recovering and understanding my parents, their life and their relationship towards myself.
I never knew them well because they split when I was 6 years old, and they both died young.
Drugs, addictions, jail and dysfunctional environment, these were constant elements.
This work is focused on dealing and replacing all the doubts and the fears that I had. Exorcising the pain and the searching for love." MM.
Marco Marzocchi - Oyster.
First Prize Winner Gomma Grant 2017.
PREMIO TABO' Firts Prize Portfolio / FOTOLEGGENDO 2018
ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2018
URBANAUTICA Institute AWARDS 2018
HELSINKI PHOTO FESTIVAL 2018
EMERGING TALENTS ‘18 / festival di fotografia emergente
can you keep a secret?
1991 I still remember her singing Desperado to me and laughing with joy