M.Senatore has been working with storytelling as a way to involve the public in the making of an art work.
In such projects, that take often the form of collaborative films, written with groups of people, sometimes developed in collaboration with institutions as museums and universities, Senatore uses narrative and collective memory as places of exchange, where the viewer becomes participant, and the hierarchy between the artist as author and the public as recipient can be questioned and rewritten.
In other cases the public has been involved as producer of public projects, though a micro credit system that aims at creating an alternative and socially responsible economy for cultural production in a choral enthusiasm, founded on effective micro-relationality, that is tried and tested.
The artist takes the role of a facilitator, or mediator.
Marinella Senatore (Italy, 1977) lives and works between Rome, NYC and Madrid.
She attended the National Film School in Rome, the Fine Art School in Naples, and is graduated in Art at University of Castilla-La Mancha where actually is attending a PHD in Public Art.
She uses the lighting typical for cinema in her works with films and video installations and recently dedicates herself to photography, installation, drawing and painting, investigating on concepts of the "collective memory", modalities of narration and social mechanisms of relationships.
During the last years she organizes film productions within the framework of her didactic projects that involve entire communities in the creative and productive process.
Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the Italy and abroad, including Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rótterdam, Moderna Museet, Stockolm, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, etc.