Testimony of Martina
Salvo, LABA Firenze alumni
Since I was a child, I have been passionate about art. That is why I studied graphic and multimedia design at LABA in Florence. At LABA my predilection for video and experimental cinema grew, surpassing my predilection for graphic design. Fascinated by the work of Maya Deren, my thesis on experimental cinema was a springboard into the world of festivals.
With my project, I won the award for “best short film” at the Cervia Cinemasuono festival. I was able to participate in the Polish ZOOM International Film Festival. My short was also screened at the Florence monochrome film festival and at the La Baule film festival, France.
For me, both video and cinema are the maximum expression of communication. They are moving images and sounds together. I love to distort images creating new forms and meanings, breaking the rules and without having a logical order. The recurring themes in my works refer to those treated by various directors such as Deren, Lyncho Bergman that address the surreal, the dreamlike, the relationship between dream-reality.
In the summer of 2019, I participated in an artistic residency in Sicily where I took some photographic shots on the environmental issue. Some of these works have won the photography section of Marine Litter Art. I currently live and work in Dublin as a freelance professional.
Linkedin: Martina Salvo