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MARYLYN MOLISSO

MARYLYN MOLISSO

I create sculptures and installations that explore notions of personhood vs. cosmic existentialism.

 

Influenced by the sublime of climate change and our fragile place on our increasingly fragile earth, my installations hope to activate the vulnerability of the human condition and to question our interpellated state. I explore abstract forms, inspired by organic geometric crystallisation and the architecture of the space age and industrial development. In a world where the future of humanity is a threat, I imagine the future relics we will leave behind through these constructions, and the sheer mass of objects that we generate to obsession.

My work mirrors this obsession in its primary shapes – even scaffolding becomes contorted to create a crystalline shape, making architectural skeletons. Wrapped in fabric, the sculptures become clothed and bound, intimate and somehow alive. These useless objects seek to examine our own inherent thingness and ask whether we are just as much objects to the universe as the sculptures are to the gallery.