(re)visiting marizy was a collaboration between Emma Pavans de Ceccatty and Joanne Matthews for Remembrance Day For Lost Species. It involved manifestations and explorations into connecting with places, near and far.


Below is a selection of work from the project, find more at revisitingmarizy.wordpress.com

A Letter to the Aral Sea

Words and drawing by Joanne Matthews

Sound Design by Álavro Castaño García

Ghost Factory: The Aral Sea

Drawing by Joanne Matthews

Dreaming of the Aral Sea #1

Words by Joanne Matthews

I awake floating in the water.


A fish is pushing at my back. The pushing gets harder and faster, anxious, panicked. I realise that there are more than just one fish. There are hundreds. The algae wraps around me, like a vacuum pack. Oxygen…….squeezed……..out.

The water is drying. I feel unsupported as I sink to the ground. I feel dizzy. I fall asleep. I awake and my lips are cracked. I touch my body and it is crisp. I lick my lips.



What year is this now?


How long was the evaporation process?

The toxins and dust are the only thing left to feed me now.




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Joanne Matthews 2018

All images by the artist unless stated otherwise.