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GALLERY 2010/2011

visual communication practice

Wet Of Life

Description of idea

Describe your idea and concept of your work in relation to the festival outlines:

There's a post I made on my blog a while ago which is titled: "Look! This is Love"
It is the title of a poem written by Rumi and I posted it along with a b/w picture that I made in 2000 and then printed on wood in 2007.
In that post, the picture is the one printed on paper, the scale of greys in a white frame.
In the serie I made for the exhibition, called "Fifth Element // MU // WooD // Quinto Elemento", the same image is printed on wood and the signs of its veins are part of it.
That's the reason why I'm choosing it.
Western culture usually consider four natural elements, those taken from the ancient greek elementar square: fire, earth, water, air. Asian cultures count five and the fifth is wood.
"Wet Of Life", indeed, is a sort of portrait of a japanese woman, but her face is just a profile as to let her represent every woman, whose body is like a tree, with drops of water on her skin and knots of her swim swit. She is Love.

What kind of communication approach do you use?

Intuitive like the Moon and dedactive like the Sun.

What are in your opinion concrete benefits to the society because of your communication?


What did you personally learn from creating your submitted work?

printing a photo on a material like wood is an emotion as much as it probably was looking at them for the people who came to me or called me later to tell me how much they loved them

Why is your work, GOOD communication WORK?

Are you sure I'm the one supposed to answer to this question? Let's say this: provocation usually goes through my writings whenever I need to make my conscience move and do the efforts of reasoning or the steps of poetry, on the other hand, when I have the chance to exhibit my visual works, I usually don't try to provoke but simply to show the beauty, the truth, the love I've known.

Where and how do you intent do implement your work?

As previously written, I'm figuring it out.

I'm very glad to have found you today, by the way.

Thank you.

Did your intervention had an effect on other Media. If yes, describe the effect? (Has other media reported on it- how? Were you able to change other media with your work- how?)


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Entry details


Wet Of Life


Fifth Element // MU // WooD // Quinto Elemento

Concept author(s)

Marita Cosma

Concept author year(s) of birth


Concept author(s) contribution

Photograph on wood panel, 100x70cm



Competition category

visual communication practice

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Subfield description

Photography is the path where I've been mainly moving, but I've also always love writing. I used to be visual performer of my pictures, mostly diapositive but also kinda slide shows made using a software (isadora) for live performance. Since 2007, I've returned to exhibit my pictures, from hardcore street photography to installations. Right now I'm more into writing and my pictures are a part of its process, since I've been editing my diaries and scanning the photos related to them.