Marina Wainer is a Paris-based Argentinian multidisciplinary artist. After studying dance, video art and new media she has concentrated on new approaches to digital creation.
For the last fifteen years, she has been creating interactive installations anchored in space, where the engagement of the body is essential, placing the public at the heart of the artwork. The idea is to create a dialogue between the body and an environment, in which the public alters the space by adding its own stories and emotions, with a sensitive approach of technology. The interaction proposed in her work, which requires public participation, has sometimes been transformed into collaboration, involving the public from the beginning of the work.
Four years ago, she started developing a photographic work produced in the digital space (with smartphones/social networks, especially Instagram), which focuses on new forms of representing the real.
The starting point of this work was to question the transformation of the system of production and distribution of images (in particular urban or natural scapes) due to mobile photographic uses: creation of visual communities, conversational image, celebration of sharing. Part of this work has been integrated in recent installations and was also carried out in workshops with art students and general public.
Her practice of the digital technology in the physical space led to collaborations with architect Valérie de La Chapelle within La Fracture Numérique collective and more recently the studio InterActStructure, in the context of scenography, spatial and interaction design projects.
During her time at 20 Wellington Road she will be developing her project (No)Man’s Land. This does not define itself here as a ‘land of no one’ or an uninhabited place, but as a space where Humanity becomes aware of its major role in the current upheavals, of its relative position too.
In this context of profound transformation, the world evolves and takes shape in a strong and complex relationship between Man, living and non-living. What relationships are we developing with other species, the natural elements, AI?
How can these forms of life or existence feed imaginations, build stories, inspire processes?
As part of the creative process, there will be a reflection on the issue. It is as much legal as philosophical with strong and inspiring potential. And an exploration of new fictional modes in my artistic practice, that could take the form of a performance in which the audience interacts in real time.