Starting from the exploration of the Ministry of Loneliness – established in 2018 in the UK and replicated in 2021 in other countries such as Canada and Japan – Rebecca Moccia’s work develops a reflection on the political and social structures that shape the emotional state of loneliness and its perception in contemporary society.
In the project, which stems from a research trip between Italy, the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom, the phantasmal and pervasive shadow of isolation that permeates Western societies takes shape in a layered investigation extending to the roots that trigger it – from the advancement of the techno-scientific order of modern life to the rise of liberal capitalism.
The publication is part of the research and exhibition project, realised at Fondazione ICA Milano
Speakers: Vincenzo Estremo (Writer, PhD, theorist of the moving image, professor of curatorship), Rebecca Moccia (Artist), Chiara Nuzzi (Curator and editorial manager Fondazione ICA Milano, author)
photo credits: Rebecca Moccia, Cold as you are, Thermal image printed on cotton paper and mounted on aluminum, 42 x 29.7 cm, 2022. Installation view, Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, 2023. Courtesy of the artist, Fondazione ICA Milano e Mazzoleni, London – Torino. Ph. Diego Mayon.