Made over the course of 10 years, 'Oyster' is a visual diary compiled by Marco Marzocchi (geb. 1974 in Ferrara, Italien) as a ways to uncover clues in understanding his absent parents. At times boardering on frustration and violence his images express his search for a 'culprit', a cause for his disfunctional childhood environment. Using archival and original imagery, the artist ransacks the past to build a present in a process of forgiving and letting go, as a search to find love and healing.
"This work represents my experience in recovering and understanding my parents, their life and their relationship towards myself. I never knew them well because they split when I was 6 years old, and they both died young. Drugs, addictions, jail and dysfunctional environment, these were constant elements. This work is focused on dealing and replacing all the doubts and the fears that I had. Exorcising the pain and the searching for love." Marco Marzocchi.
About - 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