Ariana Martinez is a multimedia artist making images, objects, and audio documentary. Their practice investigates the impact of geography, space, and place on individual and collective experience.
Ariana is interested in sensations of placeless-ness, disorientation, and the inventive place-making that emerges from spatial and cultural fragmentation. Their practice incorporates responsive processes like life drawing, field recording, mapping, replication and reenactment as ways of world-building. Attuned to the ecological, cultural, and historical facets of natural landscapes and built environments, Ariana works toward a collaborative dialog that responds to each place’s existing qualities, systems, memory, and imagination.
Bassel Al-Rahim, Jaye Kranz, Ariana Martinez
May 29, 2020
These works extend from the same starting point – a recording from 1992 made by a news reporter... These works extend from the same starting point – a recording from 1992 made by a news reporter unfamiliar with field recording, but entranced by a chance encounter with trumpeter swans on an icy lake.
February 7, 2022