Mariana Leopoldo Destro
My artwork takes a critical view on gender, decoloniality, eroticism, body, and self-representation in contemporaneity. Often associated with curatorial practices, my work investigates the nature of image making of women in the Global South. Having engaged subjects such as feminism, post-pornography, and psychoanalytic theory, my artwork articulates mixed media like video, photography, writing, and music in installations and digital pieces. All my projects are linked by recurring formal concerns and subject matters. During the process of researching and producing, new zones of interest emerge and lead to the next series of works.
Description: “Nonada” is an internet art project composed of five videos, four texts, a virtual installation, and dozens of images created by Mariana Destro. Result of approximately five months of digital file production in 2019, “Nonada” is a website that emulates the artist’s desktop. The digital pieces are accessed by clicks according to the will of whoever is exploring the work. Strongly influenced by notions of psychoanalytic theory, post-pornography, and autofiction, Mariana Destro turned dreams, emotional and political experiences, and images such as nudes and gifs into a digital archive conceived as a hypermedia platform (in Portuguese).