Diego Marcon (b. 1985, Busto Arsizio, Italy) graduated from IUAV University of Arts of Venice (2012) and currently lives and works in Milan. Primarily focussing on moving image, his practice centres on the investigation of cinematic archetypes in a process combining theoretical and structural approaches to filmmaking, with the sentimental attitudes of popular movie genres. His works – spanning film, video and installation – often utilise a looped structure to articulate an emotional display that flirts with the pathetic aspects of popular entertainment; and simultaneously draws attention to the media itself. Throughout Marcon’s work, empathy and vulnerability are deployed with intentional ambiguity, such that the instrumental use of their forms and figures constitute a blurred morality. This ambiguity is viewed by Marcon first and foremost as a political weapon of defiance.