PROJECTS

2022 Oikeiôsis, curated by Twenty14 at Zona Monti, Pananti Atelier, Milano, IT

Using the photographic medium as a personal tool of research she dig into issues such memory and identity. Her work is intimate and introspective. She works mainly with installations, videos, images often combined in the same body of work. She collaborates with sound designers and sound artists creating immersive experiences. She daily documents her life, she then combines the material into series with specific conceptual aims. Her films celebrate the collaboration between writers, poets and actors exploring identity in our contemporary society. She creates an experience where she combines all her expertise visual arts, fashion and dance. Using editing at her advantage, she combines her movies with archive footage. All films are planned films with specific conceptual aims. She co-founded with the actress Jessamine-Bliss Bell a film label called EXT. ANGST in 2020.

2023 (upcoming) EMDR, Un posto al sicuro (mixed media)

2021 Ricordati di me (photography)

2021 Fermasi Umani, short film, poetry (director, editor) 

2020 (on going) Oikeiôsis, A Study Of Introspection (photography, mixed media)

2020 A Study On Behaviour, In Isolation (Director, Editor, Short, 2020)

2020 I Chose to be involved, Oikeiôsis Milano, IT, (photography, video)

2020 A Study On Behaviour, Sequences Of Performangst (director, editor)

2019 Problem Play, Nowhere Gallery, Milano, IT, (video)

2019 Sequences of disrupted intimacy, Choreography Tiziana Cona (director, editor) 

2018 A Study On Behaviour, Sequences Of An Ordinary Day (director, editor)

2017 1915-1999, Marsèll Paradise, Milano, IT, video art (photography, video)

2017 The Floating Piers, IT (photography)

2016 Undertow, Memories Of An American Journey (photography)

2022 A Study On Behaviour, Etherea Art Gallery, Genoa, IT

EXT. ANGST is an independent film label created by Mara Palena and Jessamine-Bliss Bell. They have a deep interest in making experimental films, with no purpose other than to explore areas of film making and ideas they feel there is limited space for in the industry. Mara has a background in the fashion industry, she then moved on to photography and videography work exploring mostly the themes of identity and memories. She has a deep knowledge of cinema and a very unique aesthetic identity as a film maker. Jessamine is an actress who studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She has worked internationally and explored many types of film making. She aims to implicate and explore elements of the method on film, through EXT. ANGST. She also writes the projects about themes that feel relevant to her and to her place in society. Together, they aim at making films that not only exercise their curiosity for the themes of the films, but study the human behaviour and particularly that in the context of our society. EXT ANGST aims at making films freely, always searching for the truth of the moments whilst staying true to the narrative of each project.