Discourse [41.3777, 2.1416] is a mirror covered ring with the same shape and dimensions as the fountains in the lake of the Parc d'Espanya Industrial in Barcelona. The art installation was originally created for the ephemeral and site specific onsite exhibition I curated in July this year. After the event, I decided to create a journey … Continue reading The Discourse Project
Ring shaped mirror on grass The idea behind this installation was born with my fascination with the circular unused fountains found in the lake at the Parc d’Espanya Industrial. This ring was adopted as a base for my own structure using the same dimensions of the fountain itself. The structure was then covered with mirror … Continue reading Discourse [41.3777, 2.1416]
Inspiration I: a Balloon of Gold Dust, Perfume and Glitter This has probably been my best week in a very long time... I had a lovely catch up with fellow artist / personal inspiration Rebecca Lyne, then had another great talk with another amazing artist Ely Daou and finished off the week by going to … Continue reading On Inspiration (series)
First I was melancholic, then I was sad, then I found some way to express myself. I was baffled as I didn't understand what I was up to. I called the pieces Untitled and moved on. Making the pieces made me feel in tune with myself and I got inspired and my energy came back. … Continue reading Conclusion – New Life
In my visual language, darkness is not something to be scared about, or something to stay away from. Darkness can be comforting, it is an unknown, but a comfortable or even friendly unknown and this is shown in the warm and rich hues it which it is embedded. In this picture, Coming out of the … Continue reading Coming out of the Dark
I can feel your energy My father was my mentor, the one who really shaped my perspective about life, love and all things abstract. He was also a friend who whom I could debate and learn from life's many lessons. He's given me ambition, thought me how to think out of the box and follow … Continue reading Ode to a loved soul
The second year of my father's passing away is fast approaching. This is bringing a whole new set on unknown emotions to the surface which I am trying to process. Am I feeling melancholic? Am I at peace with his death? I know that I miss him and try to fit his presence in my … Continue reading Connecting Energies
In my visual language, darkness is not something to be scared about, or something to stay away from. Darkness can be comforting, it is an unknown, but a comfortable or even friendly unknown and this is shown in the warm and rich hues it which it is embedded. The second year of my father’s passing … Continue reading A Visual Poem
I'm going to have to sell my beautiful vintage Volvo P1800E and as a farewell I took a session of Portraits in the Dark with Liza on the driving seat (and my mother babysitting!). I love the contrast between old and new, movement and stability.
Light allows us to see what is in front of us; darkness allows us to feel the aura of those around us. In this set of portraits, I photograph my father in what I believe to be his element.. on his boat. Statement for Portraits in the Dark: Darkness can be perceived as a warm … Continue reading Portraits in the Dark: A Portrait of my Father
In contrast to my post 7/9 MONTHS TO CHANGE, part of A Dance in the Dark series where I took a series of photos of myself seven months pregnant feeling insecure about my future and who I was going to become (or who I was expected to become as a new mother). I now present … Continue reading Alight – the opposite of Darkness
Sometimes life takes us places we don't really want to go to, thoughts we don't really want to face. But we have to. I took these photos in a period I knew that some things weren't right, and yet I didn't believe it yet, I couldn't. I held on to hope and chance just like … Continue reading A Prayer for the Future
I come from a tiny island country in the middle of the Mediterranean sea and since I was a child have always felt to be more in my element in the sea than on land. So being pregnant and not allowed to travel to the sea was particularly hard for me. Until now. Last weekend … Continue reading TWILIGHT : HOPE : UNDERWATER (2012)
I've been going through a difficult pregnancy and have been stuck at home for a while now. Since I am usually a very active, outgoing and sociable person this has been very hard for me. Although I love being pregnant and 'interacting' with baby, I feel as though I've lost who I was before, like … Continue reading 7/9 months to change
The subconscious, dark, restless forced rest.
I'm in a state of big changes and this shows especially at night. I cannot sleep, and when I do, my dreams are very vivid and scary. I wake up every morning feeling tired and lost... what's happening to me? Will I be a bad mother? Why am I running away all the time? Why … Continue reading Anxiety (Insomnia)
Light allows us to see what is in front of us; darkness allows us to feel the aura of those around us. Darkness can be perceived as a warm thick blanket which allows us to feel more comfortable and less restrained and self conscious in front of others. It makes us feel anonymous and personal, … Continue reading Portraits in the Dark: Mother and Son Playing
Jeni, a lovely fellow artist from Scotland has stayed at our place in between houses, and just like me is at a crossroads, although for different personal reasons. I have taken a series of photos representing my thoughts of Jeni at the time. This is my selection.
A series of melancholic and intimate self portraits of me at home exploring various deeply personal and important subjects whilst experimenting with light.. What does each location represent? The symbols are clear, the future is not..
For this new project, I collected used and worn out shoes from the Alella community. The shoes were lit up from the interior and then be exhibited at Can Manyé in the wine village of Alella (Catalunya) from the 6th of May. Why shoes?.....Shoes are personal; we choose them to join us in our … Continue reading Sabates rebutjades
What Juan Saw When He Looked Inside The Bin Installation,70x70x85 Exhibited at: Untitled BCN as part of the "Stairway To.." group exhibition by: Alexia Medici and Jeni Cumming. What Juan Saw When He Looked Inside the Bin is the result of collaboration between two developing international artists from different artistic backgrounds; Alexia works in graphic … Continue reading What Juan Saw When He Looked Inside the Bin
As in a dream, seemingly random objects are brought together... art project plans and ideas, personal wishes and wishes from my beloved ones as well as wishes for those who are currently suffering around us.. At the end all that is left is an experience.. Experience is an illusion.. All I have are hope and … Continue reading Hopes, Dreams and Wishes: an outdoor installation
My first ever light project.. this is where it all begins :-) This project is a joint effort between me (Alexia Medici) and Scottish artist Jeni Cumming (rhizomes and joy) We intend to continue working on this project.. so watch this space!