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Maria Crispal

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Multimedia Artist
Maria Crispal merges low brow and high brow art interpreting the deified icon of the web machine, perceived as a surrogate of the Big Mother who is represented with different but similar female icons in the cultures of all times. Her performances consist in rituals carried out in connection with people in a real and virtual world, and are emphasized by short but incisive sentences pronounced with vibrant vocal sonorities. They are referred to as slogong. The slogongs (slogan + song/gong), interweave popular texts with slogans created by the artist in a jarring but harmonious union of words with apparent nonsense, which draw attention to political and social issues: "Their tone is fascinating as a singing siren and at the same time annoying as a ringing alarm clock".
The first official slogong is My sound is your sound within the project Never Record of the artist Ted Riederer, at the Liverpool Biennial 2010. Maria Crispal also uses slogongs in the artistic workshops co-funded by the European Commission in collaboration with NGOs and universities. She traces her path with itinerant tours around the world elaborating the concept of “Neodimensional City”. Her connective icon is spread by means of gadgets, sculptures, drawings, stories and poems, which abstract the artistic thought into a mythological imaginary world.

Her debut as artist is in 2008 with the performance Viva la fata Turchina in S.Spirito in Saxia, Rome, by Valentina Ciarallo; and then with her exhibitions, festivals and collaborations with artists as the composer Carlo Crivelli and the musician Jonathan Williams. The theory of her experimentations was conveyed giving lectures at the Faculty of Literature of the University La Sapienza, in Rome, and collected in a monograph edited by Antonello Tolve (Icona Connettiva, Edition Museo MMAC of Salerno, April 2012). She was selected for the residence project Art-Ex at the S. Martins College of London for the spring 2013.

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At 8:06pm on December 19, 2012,
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