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Unknown ID by Marika Bertoni

Unknown ID

 400 850


SKU: MABEUI05 Category: Tags: , ,

27 x 40 cm, 60 x 90 cm

edition of

20 + 1 AP, 7 + 1 AP


archival inkjet print

year of print



one print is available for sale

I started taking Photography as a tool of visual research, especially as a tool to tell travels and so to tell life. Thanks to what I call “the dance of life” I use photography as a therapeutic tool, to be able to lead our eye beyond our barriers (geographical and emotional). I call it “Photography of border” – between us and the other. This is my present, these are the seeds that I am sowing for the future.

This project is the result of thoughts, images, people, emotions, conversations and comparisons between bodies, hands and opinions. I read books, watched movies, heard songs – silences, presences – but most of all absences. This research was analyzing different metropolises, from New York to Los Angeles, Miami to Berlin, Warsaw to Lisbon, creating a link between continents – physical and geographical spaces that are very different and separate from each other but with one thing in common: these fragmented feelings that reduce the individual to an unknown inhabitant of an equally unknown space in which this precarious and unstable link between man and the space he lives in is uncovered.

The photographic research deals with the interpretation of the concept of “contemporary identity” in relation to the relationship between metropolitan and individual space. A space that is the child of a “post–crisis” age, lives in a state of permanent emotional split caused by the impossibility to find a direct contact between its own inner space and the outer/metropolitan one. This is a space of sensorial over-simulation and consequently an expression of ambivalent and fragmented feelings, typical of an individual that becomes “unknown” even to himself. This perception is represented through the use of double and triple exposures that, like addition of times, overwrites of feelings and views, embody the idea of contemporary overview: a fragmented vision, incoherent, illogical, out of time and space.


– “Edition of 20 + 1 AP” means that 20 prints will be made in this size and that there is one additional “artist’s proof”.
– Prints may be made in an analog way (dark room) or digitally. “Archival inkjet prints” are digital prints created using a high-quality inkjet printer, typically on fine art paper.
– The advertised size of the image is approximate and refers to the size of the print (without passepartout or frame).
– Price shown includes sales tax. For delivery addresses outside the EU no sales tax is required, and will be removed during check-out (however you may have to pay import duties).
– Each print comes with an edition number and a certificate of authenticity.
All works are readily available (possible exception: a print available in different sizes).
For any additional question don’t hesitate to contact us.


– “Edition of 20 + 1 AP” betekent dat er 20 afdrukken worden gemaakt in deze grootte en dat er één “artist’s proof” is.
– Afdrukken kunnen analoog zijn gemaakt (in donkere kamer) of digitaal. “Archival inkjet prints” zijn digitale afdrukken gemaakt met een inkjetprinter van hoge kwaliteit, doorgaans op fine art papier.
– De vermelde afmeting van het werk is bij benadering en refereert aan de grootte van de afdruk zonder passepartout of frame.
– Vermelde prijzen zijn inclusief BTW.
– Elke afdruk wordt geleverd met editienummer en een certificaat van authenticiteit.
Alle werken zijn direct beschikbaar (mogelijke uitzondering: afdrukken beschikbaar in meerdere afmetingen).
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