The work "Diving Choreo (AT)" deals in a cinematic-performative way with the relationship between water and humans. Human interactions with natural materials show connections with nature. At the same time, they reveal the dependence of the human being on it. The decay of common resources and the destruction of our environment in the modern Anthropocene are thereby themes in a visual aesthetic.
Marco Dirr's artistic practice combines analog image production, digital techniques with fictional texts and film with performative choreographies. In his photographic and essayistic works, he is increasingly concerned with the loss of utopia and with attempts to create an alternative reality as a space of possibility in contrast to the superficiality of our present.
Marco Dirr studied communication design with a focus on typography and photography in Nuremberg, then fine arts with Prof. Tina Bara in the class for photography and moving image at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts. After studying abroad at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem (2016), the photo/text book "Two Moons (Travel Stories from the Middle East)", awarded by the Institute of Book Art in Leipzig, was published in 2019. His thesis "Aporía" was shown as a solo exhibition at Galerie KUB in Leipzig in 2020. In the same year he received a working scholarship from the Cultural Foundation of the State of Saxony. In 2021 he was a resident of Casa Sasso in Ticino. In 2022 he received a scholarship from the Fonds Darstellende Künste as part of the Neustart Kultur program.
Foto: Marco Dirr