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Leica D-Lux


Leica D-Lux camera and its components (2004), plexiglass box 80 x 28 x 20 cm (31.5 x 11 x 7.5 inches)

“The Leica D-Lux consists of the camera encased and sealed in time by Marina Sagona into an artwork. She removes its functionality as a camera and turns it into an object to be observed.
The director Bernardo Bertolucci gave the camera to Sagona’s ex husband, his godson, in 2004 as a present. Not being very interested he gave it to Marina who enjoyed the grainy texture of the Leica and shot many shorts with it for about three years, including Stabat Mater.”

Curator and art critic Sophia Ma