Marta Di Francesco


Electronic Language International Festival

“Janus” is a poetic piece, inspired by the two-faced ancient god of time, that explores and questions the effect of time and memory on our identity, as past and future face each other. The threads that connect the past and the future are interwoven with each other. In times of political, economical and social transformation, existential unrest is inevitable and the concept of liminality is relevant, as transition is often accompanied by loss of identity. We are at the threshold of a new era that will be defined by our ability to learn from the past in order to move forward into the future..

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.