Daria Martin is an artist who has researched mirror-touch synaesthesia for several years and made it he centre of her 2012 film Sensorium Tests. Martin’s 16 mm films aim to create a continuity or parity between disparate artistic media (such as painting and performance), between people and objects, and between internal and social worlds. Martin is currently Graduate Studio Research Leader at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. Her films have been exhibited in solo shows across the world including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Kunstalle Zürich and Tate Britain.
Massimiliano Mollona has a mixed disciplinary background in anthropology, film and economics, now at Goldsmiths University of London. He graduated in Economics at Bocconi University, Milan, with major in Organizational Behavior and then he did a MSc and a PhD in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics. His interests lie in film and visual anthropology, the anthropology of work and organizations and political anthropology especially of class and social movements.
In Sheffield Mollona wrote and directed ’Steel Lives’(1999) a film about the work and lives of some steelworker, which he edited collectively and screened in various local and international political venues. His more recent film ’Steel Town’(2013), in collaboration with artist Daria Martin and a Brazilian director from Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, interrogates the contemporary revival of Brazilian Tropical modernism in the context of the urban favela where he conducted fieldwork. The project invites some working-class families and favela residents of Volta Redonda to reflect critically on Brazil’s ‘modernity’ through a collaborative film project.
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