Dani Marti uses the body as a central subject in his work, exploring ideas of vulnerability, exchange, intimacy and pleasure. Together with UNSW Galleries Director José Da Silva, Marti discusses his practice across video and painting, including the major video installation Notes For Bob (2012–16), that navigates issues of power and care in human relationships.
Dani Marti is an artist working between Sydney, Australia and Glasgow, U.K in video, installation and public art. Combining hand-woven ‘canvases’ and video documentary as a kind of portraiture, Marti strives to get beneath the ‘surface’ of family, friends, lovers, and strangers. These psychological, sociological, emotional, and often graphic physical depictions push ethical boundaries, raising difficult questions about relationships, gay encounters, intimacy and trust, while questioning the role of the artist, the power of the video camera and the cultural politics of the viewer.