The act of observing and analysing this work led me to a series of sensations and considerations that I will try to explain briefly.
As we find ourselves in some kind of nightmarish state, a dreamish state or a continuous metamorphosis, we are also becoming aware that these are the main characteristics that make it possible for Face to Phase – Me, Myself & Nobody to live on its own deep inner reality. In this project, Marco talks to us about a transformism aimed at exploring his own inner-timeless-self, questioning first what disrupts and transforms his nature. Hence comes the idea of Being as an exploration of himself, hence comes the metamorphosis and again, hence comes also the instability of the “I” that lives by leaning itself on this primordial question.
This is how the faces of the actors become projections of a mental condition in which mind and body liquefy to take the form of what it contains, to widen and shrink, to become what has been and will never be, or what it was never and that only the future times will allow us to observe.
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Presenting: Face to Phase – Me, Myself & Nobody by Marco Castelli
“Who am I? What will I be? Why am I here? Where am I going? / In the language of an actor, to know is synonymous with to feel. / What is important to me is not the truth outside myself, but the truth within myself. / The person you are is a thousand times more interesting than the best actor you could ever hope to be. / Never allow yourself externally to portray anything that you have not inwardly experienced and which is not even interesting to you. / Put life into the imagined circumstances and actions until you have completely satisfied your sense of truth and until you have awakened a sense of faith in the reality of your own sensations. / The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation. / Every person who is really an artist desires to create inside of himself another, deeper, more interesting life than the one that actually surrounds him. / When we are on stage, we are in the here and now. / Fear your admirers! Learn in time to hear, understand, and love the cruel truth about yourselves!” [Konstantin Sergeevič Stanislavskij]
Marco Castelli lives and works in Firenze, Italy. Both his personal and documentary research move through a deep interest in human environment and life, looking for different approaches to visual art and creative communication. His works have been awarded, published and displayed internationally.
If you are interested, you can find more of Marco’s works on his website.