For HOT MESS, Maria Sécio will be showing 3 photographs.
Maria Sécio's work ranges from analogue photography to video, in which she explores the luminescent qualities of her apparatus as an extension of her own optical abilities. The analogue long exposures encapsulate a discourse between the objective nature of chance; how the interplay of light, distortion and movement result in an image, and the more subjective nature of memory; one’s imperfect recall of a day, moment or scene. In her videos the camera, too, seems to have a life of its own. Sécio manipulates the images by manually affecting the way in which light enters the aperture, and attempts further disruptions through her careful control of the lens' focus. Throughout her work, Sécio seeks to reveal that reality remains relevant and authentic albeit altered and imperfectly perceived.
Scattered is a long exposure image taken at a lake on an analogue medium format camera.
Maria Sécio (b. 1994) in a Portuguese artist living and working in Berlin. She graduated from both film and production as well as fine arts photography at Arts University Bournemouth. Currently she lives and works in Berlin, where she is preparing for her first solo show in June 2022.
Archival print on triple glass frame & brass wire