(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.