Maria Cepeda’s practice works around the idea of the saturated self- a self that receives so much stimuli from the outside world, that it becomes unable to define its own self, and takes a multiple identity stance in order to cope with its environment. Following April Durham’s quote, “Anxiety continues as we perceive ourselves as corporeal beings in a largely flattened, detached and fragmented cybernetic world”, she looks to reflect in her artwork the idea of an organic but ever more technological human being which is never static- but is instead ever changing by forces from both within and outside.
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Maria Cepeda is Fine Arts tudent from Leeds Arts University.
She works with sculptures to investigate the existing relationship between self-other-environment.
Work across different materials, approaching sculpting in a performative and innovative way her research is currently focused on how this relationship is studied by new materialism, stressing the impact of technology on the way we perceive our own material bodies.
She is one of the two artists selected for In Real Life residency, second of 4 artist residencies organized and curated by Artcore between 2018/2019.
We visited her in the artist studio, where we had a conversation about how she looks at her sculptures as both organic and technological elements use to reflect on future condition of human body.
Have a read of what she says!