2013-2023 — Italy
About this series
Made over the course of 10 years, Oyster is a visual diary compiled by Marzocchi as a ways to uncover clues in understanding his absent parents. At times bordering on frustration and violence his images express his search for a ‘culprit’, a cause for his dysfunctional childhood environment.
Using archival and original imagery, the artist ransacks the past to build a present in a process of forgiving and letting go, in a search to find love and healing.
“This work represents my experience of recovering and understanding my parents, their life and their relationship towards myself. I never knew them well because they split when I was 6 years old, and they both died young. Drugs, addictions, jail and dysfunctional environment, these were constant elements.
This work is focused on dealing with and replacing all the doubts and the fears that I had. Exorcising the pain and the searching for love.”