For Sara Milazzo, new, experimental ways of approaching creation, in which the result is commonly unpredictable, is a natural way of making art. In fact, her process is a path, and her main destination is following that path. Milazzo says that we live in the middle of garbage. And so her work is born out of this inspirational insight: for the last five years the artist has primarily worked with recycled art.
Milazzo’s work is as much electronic waste based sculpture and plastic collage, as it is collage-like painting. The artist often sees the gap between garbage and reusable discharge as merely a question of the right context. Dirt has a symbolic meaning. Patched or recycled clothing is often interpreted as something squalid or from the poor; a symbol of filth. On the other-hand, we are preoccupied with hiding the real pollution and keep our eyes averted to what really is garbage. We chemically treat products and wrap them up in plastic packaging, and dog poo is carried in plastic bags from the park to the dump.
Sara Milazzo says that the real bomb is brewing somewhere just out of sight. And only sometimes does the wind carry a faint ticking.
Sara Milazzo’s works are shown at the Jyväskylä Art Museum exhibition Text | Sound | Technology | Information: Technology – March 15-20, 2011.