12 Oct, 2022
Made over the course of 10 years, ‘Oyster’ is a visual diary compiled by Marzocchi as clues to understand his absent parents. At times bordering on frustration and violence, his images express his search for a ‘culprit’, a cause for his dysfunctional childhood environment. Using archival and original imagery, the artist ransacks the past to build a presence in a process of forgiving and letting go, as a quest to find love and healing.Marzocchi had reevaluate his whole family history from the point of view of an adult. And close a circle. Like an Ouroboros.
Born in Ferrara (Italy) 1974.Marco Marzocchi's photography is the search for people, atmospheres and places of the past that mix with the present in order to define it and make sense of it. It is beauty in everyday simplicity and in those small details that hide joy, fear, or pain, elements that combine like in a poem.An extremely personal and autobiographical story taken at times urgently and sometimes with patient research.His work alternates impulsiveness and rationality, both in shooting and editing. But nothing is casual. Everything is traced back to a narrative that is both introspective and open to the outside world.A succession of questions and answers and yet more questions, to give meaning to deep dynamics, to facts from the past, to love, to photography itself