Transit Spectra Episode 1 – Artist Interview with Maria Macc

For our very first episode of Transit Spectra, we talk with Maria Macc, a London-based artist  taking a study of pathology specimens as her point of departure to engage with narratives around medical processes, physical and mental states of transition, recovery and trauma. Our conversation took place in the context of her installation ‘Beneath the Surface’ for Art Rooms Fair London 2018. A huge thanks to Maria for being our first podcast test subject (pun fully intended!). You can discover more of her work on her website.

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Maria Macc – absorbed by one of the documents you could consult in ‘Beneath the Surface’ on donating your body to science!

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Sculptural and light installation expressing the process of getting a silicon breast implant following a masectomy

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Installation of paintings drawing inspiration from pathology specimens as well as medical cabinet and laboratory displays

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Portrait of Alan the Mummy, alongside a hip bone – showing Maria’s interest and inspiration drawn from medical design

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Desk installation with pathology slides (left) and medical illustrations by collaborator Dr Billy Leung (centre)
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3D sculpture of Tim’s heart
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Sick World, taking a brain aneurysm as its visual point of departure
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Air, expressing Johnny B.’s experiences with lung cancer due to exposure to toxic products as a former road worker

 

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