Martina Amati Under
3 channel video projection with 5 audio channels, colour, 11 minutes, looped
1 documentary, colour and B/W, 33 minutes
Wellcome Trust Large Art Award
Above: Film excerpt of Film Distance. Underwater performer: Martina Amati
‘It’s an entrancing experience. Martina Amati sweeps you away into the mysterious realm of freediver in her mesmerising multiscreen installation Under. Here is a beguiling world: dreamy and dangerous, disconcerting and seductive, alluring and yet frightening all at once.’ Rachel Campbell-Johnston —The Times
A multiple screen film installation by Martina Amati funded by the Wellcome Trust Large Art Award. In this immersive work artist and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Martina Amati returns to her artistic roots to express her passion for freediving: the act of swimming underwater on a single breath of air without artificial aid.
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