We aim by reintroducing the GREAT GODDESS to regenerate fragile areas through art.

San Miniato, Italy
Medullastudiomedulla is a photographic collective formed by two women who engage with art, architecture, and photography.
Field of work
Visual Art, Multimedia, Photography, Research
Project category
Raising awareness
Project submitted

For expressive purposes, tmedullastudiomedulla venture into the interpretation of how architectural space and artwork can connect with the human being. Through contamination and interpretation, the human presence influences both space and artwork, giving rise to imaginary, dreamlike, and sometimes caricatured situations. The fusion of various artistic disciplines thus brings forth unexpected proposals, involving the viewer in an experience of spatial and painterly experimentation. This transcends the physical limits of space and promotes the illusory abstraction of dimensional form. This enables us to produce images that depict a space free from function and materiality, wherein the presence of allegorical figures introduces new visions. This exploration originates from the continuous dialogue with the architects and artists works, interpreting their creations through photography and staging installations and performances.
Medullastudiomedulla photos are published in magazines among which: Dezeen, Domus, Interni, Mark Magazine, L'arca, Area, Platform, IQD Magazine, Archdaily, Dedalo Minosse exhibition catalogue, Biennale di Architettura di Venezia exhibition catalogue, Biennale dello stretto exhibition catalogue, Premio Architettura Toscana exhibition catalogue.

The goddesses of the Paleolithic were essentially creator goddesses of life, understood with a capital 'L'; in fact, they embody life, death, and regeneration, and are much more fertility and motherhood. For the prehistoric period, the most appropriate term is 'GREAT GODDESS' as it best expresses her absolute dominion, her creative, destructive, and regenerative powers. Regeneration begins at the moment of death, originating in the body of the goddess from her moist womb. In no Paleolithic period is there any trace of a father figure. The life-creating power belongs solely to the GREAT GODDESS. The goddess is simultaneously the giver of life and the ruler of death, manifesting herself in multiple forms: a water bird, a bird of prey, a snake, a deer, a bear, or an elk. The pregnancy or plumpness of a woman or beast was considered as sacred as the pregnancy of the earth before its flowering in spring. Any bulge in nature or on a female body was deemed sacred. The goal is to reintroduce (through our bodies, through photography, and thus through our work) the GREAT GODDESS into fragile areas that need regeneration. Like an act of psychomagic, interconnections between body and space are created, forming the basis of the project itself; the body, through its form, contaminates the space, vitalizing it.