“Through the process of Ikebana, these materials – which were previously overlooked – are transformed into something beautiful, ephemeral and unique.“
The work of Berlin-based artist Martina della Valle (b.1981, Italy) highlights the imaginative quality of photography and its ability to eternalise temporal moments. With each of her projects, Della Valle creates on the edges of the medium - alternating between forms of pure photographic documentation and more conceptual approaches. Her work often involves several media and processes and usually originates from serendipitous encounters with places or, even more so, objects, which act as image generators and link her research to new contexts. Throughout her practice, Della Valle aims to select the level of chance that I want to maintain or develop by adding unpredictable factors to the photographic process. Her interest lies in the beauty of imperfect things, impermanent and incomplete realities, signs of time passing by and memory.
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