The Heroine’s Journey of Marina Maria Buratti

What’s the best thing that I love about my work? My work is an important means of self-analysis and evolution.

What’s my idea of perfect happiness? We are happy when life allows us to work to succeed.

What’s my greatest fear? I fear insensivity in people and people who don’t have a vision of the future.

What’s the trait that I most deplore in myself? Over the years my character has softened. I have flaws. I use them as a defense weapon.

Which living people in my profession do I most admire? I really admire Angiola Gatti, Marina Sasso, Elisa Filomena, artists of Turin, and Francesca Della Toffola.

What’s my greatest extravagance? My extravagance: be faithful.

On what occasion would I lie? I tell lies to those who want me to lie.

What’s the thing I dislike the most in my work? The art system. As for me, the excessive self-criticism.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? I’m happy when I meet the public and when I’m in the company of good artists.

If I could, what would I change about myself? If you want, you can change. There are many faults. What’s important is to be aware. For me, success in life is to reach goals without intermediaries.

Where would I most like to live? I like the place where I live in the hills. In the morning when I wake up I see a beautiful landscape from the window. The city is ok for meetings, but also nature, for peaceful life.

What’s my most treasured possession? My family. My son and my husband.

What’s my most marked characteristic? My most marked characteristic is sensitivity.

What’s my most inspirational location, in my city? I can find inspiration in many places. Travelling is important. I have to go beyond my city.

What’s my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? In my family we love cooking traditional dishes. When we want to go out we go to Lally’s, Vineria Fragola in Volpedo.

What books influenced my life and how? The books that changed my life are the ones I read to my son: fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, Moby Dick by Melville, tales of mystery” by Poe. Add to these the writings by Yogananda.

Who are my favourite writers? In these last years I have especially read essays, but an author I like is Kawabata.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? “Metamorfosi” by Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, LP 1972. Or “Suspirium” by Thom Yorke.

Who’s my hero or heroine in fiction? Benedetta Cappa, Regina Cassolo, Giannina Censi…the other half of the avant-garde.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My husband.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? “Jeanne d’Arc” by Dreyer.

What role does art play in my life and work? Art is breath and health.

Who’s my greatest fan, sponsor, and partner in crime? I discover fans day by day.

Who would I like to work with in 2019? I’d like to work with the artists I love.

Which people in my profession would I like meet in 2019? A sensitive critic and an intelligent curator.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to working on? I’m preparing a personal exhibition in Rome in 2019.

Where can you see me or my work? In Rome in April and in the permanent collection of the photographic self-portrait in the Palazzo Ducale of Senigallia. On the web. In my study in Sarezzano.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Passion is the engine of life, without passion we die.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Ornella Rovera

How can you contact me? buratti.mari@gmail.com

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