Marie Matusz “Fall”
Marie Matusz, All systems create the conditions of their own demise,2022. Installation view of Fall at Istituto Svizzero, Milano, 2022. Photo by Giulio Boem.


Istituto Svizzero, Milano
Via del Vecchio Politecnico, 3, 20121 Milano MI


16 Sep 2022 - 19 Nov 2022



Marie Matusz “Fall”

In her solo exhibition “Fall” Marie Matusz shows a series of new works that loosely wind around Samuel Beckett’s series of poems “Mirlitonnades,” these sometimes almost laconic, sometimes wry, sometimes melancholic rhymes that the poet wrote down on calendar pages, timetable margins or napkins in 1977. 

Marie Matusz is not only interested in the language potential of these quick rhymes, but also in the moments of obscuration or alienation that are hidden behind the word mirliton: in French, the term indicates plain, simple rhymes, but at the same time it also refers to a trumpet, an instrument that alienates the human voice over a stretched sheet of paper. With “Fall”, the artist conceives a room-sized installation that takes up aspects of rhythm, repetition, and composition as well as distortion, or, as Marie Matusz says, the “visual mask”.