STAMPED CARDS REBECCA MOCCIARegular price €30.00 EUR
ABOUT THE WORK
Thinking of you, 2022
Stamp on found material, dimensions variable (unframed)
Edition of 99
Designs and sizes may vary and are sent at random
“Perhaps you haven’t seen your neighbor or friend for a few days and you may want to put a thinking of you card through the letterbox. ”
(UK Government Policy Paper, Loneliness Annual Report.
What to do if you are feeling lonely, January 2021)
Thinking of you is an ongoing edition project by artist Rebecca Moccia. It began in London at Outset Climavore Residency and has developed together with the Ministry of Loneliness research. Thinking of you (2022) consists of a number of thinking of you cards, made by using a special stamp -designed by the artist herself- on objects and documents. These were found during research trips in disparate places such as England, the United States, Japan, and Italy. The artist is transforming found, printed material into greetings cards.
Traditional English greetings cards are, to this day, so largely used as to be mentioned in a UK government policy paper on loneliness. Taking this as a starting point, the edition touches upon some key elements of Rebecca’s Ministry of Loneliness research and more in general of her work: attempts at thinking about otherness, the difference, and proximity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rebecca Moccia (1992) is an Italian transdisciplinary artist. Her practice explores the materiality of perceptive and emotional states that can emerge from specific social and spatial characteristics. She makes context-specific installations that she sees as “medial atmospheres” which may surround the body, but also traverse and interact with it. Her work has been recently exhibited in: Rest your eyes (Italian Culture Institute in Bruxelles, 2021); Blast. Estetiche della violenza tra immagine video e movimento (ArtVerona, 2021); There Is No Time to Enjoy the Sun (Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, 2021); Back to London (Mazzoleni, London, 2020); Da qui tutto bene (Novecento Museum, Florence, 2019); Cuore (Toast Project Space, Florence, 2019).
In 2021 Rebecca won the international research grant from the Italian Culture Ministry (DGCC) through the Italian Council (X edition) program.
Rebecca Moccia amongst AWI – Art Workers Italia’s founding members.
- No stamped card is the same as another, each a distinct element of the edition. Designs and sizes may vary and are sent at random.
- The price of the edition may increase as the edition sells out.