Marla Jacarilla (Alcoy, Spain, 1980) is a visual artist, writer, and film critic. She develops her work through techniques such as writing, performance, video, photography and installations. She continuously searches for links between plastic art, new technologies, and literature to develop a fragmented narrative dotted with fiction that invites the viewer to recompose it.
A good artist statement should describe perfectly the interests of its author. It should talk about how, about why, about when, about where. It should describe methods, reasons, rhythms, and locations. My statement could talk about literature, cinema, narrativity, fragmentations, hypertexts. About letters making up words, making up sentences, making up paragraphs, making up chapters which tell us a story. About Myths, legends, stories, histories, hysterias, fictions, frictions, obsessions, and persistences. About knots, middles, and denouements disintegrating to a rhizomatic structure with a new meaning. It could include some interesting philosophical quotes, some of those that keep us awake. It could talk about simulations, spectacles, and rhizomes. About topics that, even if we want to avoid them, are always in our minds, words, and thoughts. It could talk about my working process; perhaps too methodical, too obsessive, too absurd. It could try to define (probably in vain) my deconstruction and reconstruction processes, using texts based on images and images based on texts. It could explain that I use literature, photography, video, or net art. It could explain that actually, the medium is just a tool for me. It could tell these things and many more. Maybe different ones, more appropriate for a statement.