Ariadne’s thread is a piece about the tension and blending of opposites. Ariadne represents pathos and logos, emotion and logic. In the homonym myth, Ariadne helps Theseus killing the Minotaur with the aid of a thread: symbol of life, logic and the fabric of existence. The labyrinth is an archetype, a metaphor for the journey to the deep centre of true self and the absence of self. The tension between the two resolves into a poetic blending of two beings into one. In the Metaverse, identity is bodiless and genderless: bodies are connected, woven together by a common digital, metaphysical thread.
Marta Di Francesco (ΙΤ)
Marta Di Francesco (*1978) is a London based visual artist, exploring new aesthetics, merging poetics with code. In her practice, she investigates digital identity and its fragmentation, exploring and questioning it through digital bleed, time displacement, processing, and through the sculptural quality of time in volumetric aesthetics. For nearly a decade she has been merging a conceptual, critical approach with a search for metaphysical, poetic correspondences between the body, the spirit and the metaverse, writing and creating radical visual pieces that inhabit and cross over poetry, dance and code, and working through multidisciplinary collaborations to explore new expressions and conversations.