Pia Maria Martin

Tempo Giusto

Pia Maria Martin’s artistic work makes time visible. She brings dead things to life and causes her protagonists to execute sometimes absurd choreographies.

13.09.2013 - 17.11.2013

Vivace I, 2006, 16 mm auf DVD, Pia Maria Martin, Paper Blattmacher, Moritz Finkbeiner, 3,03 Min - Pia Maria Martin

Vivace I, 2006, 16 mm auf DVD, Pia Maria Martin, Paper Blattmacher, Moritz Finkbeiner, 3,03 Min - Pia Maria Martin

Vivace I, 2006, 16 mm auf DVD, Pia Maria Martin, Paper Blattmacher, Moritz Finkbeiner, 3,03 Min - Pia Maria Martin

The Stadtgalerie is presenting the most recent video works by the Stuttgart artist Pia Maria Martin (b. 1974) in her first large-scale solo exhibition.

Pia Maria Martin Pia Maria Martin, Vivace II, 2006, 16 mm film on DVD, edition 5 + 1 AP

Her animations demonstrate the effects of the cinema in a raw state, as it were. In opulent images and surreal scenes, the artist seduces us into a world whose animated protagonists—cut-up chickens, prepared fish, or stackable chairs—develop lives of their own, moved by music.

Pia Maria Martin, film still: Pia Maria Martin, Marché au supplice, 2004, 16 mm film on DVD, edition 10 + 1

At the same time, Martin exposes the construction mechanisms of film, in which “the interplay of image and sound, editing and lighting, becomes the subject of a romantic narrative.”