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Carolina Marostica

Carolina Marostica is a visual artist and Ph.D. candidate in visual arts at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). She is currently at the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto (FBAUP). She holds a Master’s degree in painting at the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa (FBAUL), and a bachelor’s degree in visual arts (UFRGS). Carolina Marostica works with sculpture to investigate human corporeality and its relationship with other materials that surround the body, exploring the boundaries between natural and artificial, human and animal, the strange and the familiar.

Articles of Carolina Marostica

Bibliophagus convictus – Relatório 313 sobre o incidente “Caso Alegria” / Bibliophagus convictus – Report 313 on the “Alegria Case” Incident

This fictional work composed of both text and images is based on the short text “Thirteenth Scenario: Chemical Industry” from the series of philosophical fictions What If? (Flusser 2022: 47-49). In his text, Vilém Flusser creates a fantastic insect that feeds on texts, the Bibliophagus convictus. Honoring the fictional endeavor of this philosopher, we seek to expand the original scenario, respecting certain data provided by the author and filling in some gaps left open. In the illustrated part, we present a series of photographs made from three-dimensional representations of the insect in its habitat. These illustrate its reproductive cycle, with the different stages of development of the organism. The literary component aims to reproduce a fictitious official and institutional communication between intelligence services in an autocratic, futuristic society with fascist characteristics.

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