whatsherface #9: Marta Di Francesco - THE WAVES


THE WAVES is an experimental short film inspired by the 1931 Viriginia Woolf novel.


The waves incessantly and repeatedly dip and crest, crashing, forming and breaking again. 
The waves weave into a constantly morphing flow, where different identities knit and merge into each other, losing themselves in pulsing lines and knots. With their hypnotically continuous cycle, the waves question our identity, in permanent state of flux.


selected lines from Virginia Woolf's The Waves (1931)

Marta Di Francesco (*1978) is a London based visual artist, exploring new aesthetics, merging poetics with code.

She's interested in the implication of the digital process on identity and its fragmentation, exploring and questioning it through digital bleed, time displacement, and through the sculptural quality of time in 3D aesthetics.
For over a decade, she has been writing and creating radical visual pieces which inhabit and cross over the world of film, dance, fashion, and code, working through multidisciplinary collaborations to explore new expressions and conversations.

Di Francesco’s work latest screenings and exhibitions include ADAF - Athens Digital Arts Festival 2017 and ADAF #PostFuture Journey Digital Art Exhibition at Athens International Airport 2017, NEW AESTHETIC: Future Bodies Programme at Film Festival Cologne 2016 and KFFK Cologne 2016, Crystal Delays at the Psych Space Event for the EEF Festival, part of the Norman McLaren Retrospective at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 2016, the DREAM:ON Digital Art Event at the Göethe-Institut London curated by Alpha-ville in 2014, and Echoes, an Audio Visual Installation, commissioned by Mother for Digital Shoreditch London, in 2012.

Her work has featured in publications and online magazine like Taschen, WIRED, The Creators Project, Prosthetic Knowledge, and POSTmatter.


More info can be found at martadifrancesco.com.