Expo

Contemplation is watching

Susanne Wiegner

3D animation | Sound | Color | 6’ 18’’ | 2016

3D animation | Sound | Color | 6’ 18’’ | 2016

3D animation | Sound | Color | 6’ 18’’ | 2016

[ARTOWRK] 

Robert Lax’s typical vertical typeface activates a journey through the realm of imagination and also gives some hints to Lax‘s biography. He lived in New York City when he experienced a moment outside of time and space under a street light. Later on he was
travelling with a small circus before he moved to the Greek Islands, where he lived like an hermit for 35 years.

[BIO] 

Susanne Wiegner studied architecture at the Academy of fine Arts in Munich and at Pratt
Institute in New York City. She works as an architect and 3D-artist in Munich, Germany. + 

RAM City

Clara Aparicio

HD video | Sound | Color | 5’ | 2014

[ARTOWRK] 

Video based on a text by José Luis Brea: RAM_city (Mil pantallas / A thousand screens), part of the book Cultura_RAM. Mutations of culture in the era of its electronic distribution.

It is the transition from a city with file memory (ROM) to a city with processing memory: RAM_city. From document memory to network memory. From consignment memory, a warehouse, to a constellation memory, a factory.
In this new city there are neither monuments nor heroes to commemorate. The history of this city is not made of singular moments whose presence is imposed, ensuring its despotic return to the present. Here, nothing crystallizes in attached, retained memory. It is a continuous exchange, a permanent awakening. Culture is not defined by tradition and its inheritance system, the demands of following the same canon.
In RAM_city everything is nonconformity, there is nothing concluded as real. The building of the imaginary is an open and ongoing negotiation, not between individuals and state, but rather between working units, action and exchange.
In Brea’s words: “There is no other sociality than this one, chance and escape, drift and flow, encounter and quick dispersion – a continuous Big Bang”.
 

[BIO] 

Clara was born in 1979 in Madrid, Spain. She graduated from Complutense University of Madrid with a History of Art Degree and then she moved to London, where she currently lives and works.
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De Vonk (The Spark)

Emilio Pemjean

Installation

[ARTOWRK] 

In February of 1918, the vacation home for young working girls Vakantiehuis De Vonk in Noordwijkerhout (The Netherlands) was born. Inside, teenage girls could escape one week a year from the routine and worries of daily factory work in Leiden.
Between 1960 and 1980, the building was occupied as a residence associated with the psychiatric center of Noordwijkerhout city.
From 1990 onwards, for fifteen years, it served as a care center for refugees victims of war and organized crime in their countries of origin.
Nowadays the building, changed by time and different uses, is a childcare center.
The project is developed from the interpretative reconstruction (using mockups, photographs, file texts, video and sound) of now nonexistent architectures. In the reconstruction of the main hall and the stair of De Vonk, the changes through time make themselves present. Objects, furniture or people, now missing, appear to us like ghosts through memory or the quasi intangible prints that the place or its representation conserve.
As a location between reality and fiction, built from the interpretation of its ruins, it becomes a mechanism for symbolic transformation of experiences that cannot be properly expressed using any other media, able to dissolve any boundary between fact and imagination.

[BIO] 

He conceives his work from an interdisciplinary framework by connecting architecture, painting, sculpture, video or photography.+

Domestic Landscape

Sabrina Ratté

— Spanish premiere —

Projection over print | Sound | Color | 3’ 27’’ | 2017

[ARTOWRK] 

Made using a mix of analog technologies and 3D animation techniques, Domestic Landscape depicts a space with an ambiguous identity, existing between architecture and landscape, interior and exterior. The environment conveys a sense of hypnose, inviting the gaze to wander inside an ever evolving architecture.

[BIO] 

Sabrina Ratté is a Canadian artist living between Montreal and Marseille. Her practice includes video, animation, installations, sculptures, audio-visual performances, prints and Virtual Reality. +

Barbès from the series Les Intruses

Randa Maroufi

HD video | Sound | Color | 6’ | 2019

[ARTOWRK] 

Women “intruders” occupy the time of a staging, the public space. They use the same gestures, the same postures as those of men in such places: they play cards, watch a football game in the indifference of the passage of time. They occupy the terraces, showcase themselves in the strangeness of a public space of exclusion: namely the sexual gender.

[BIO] 

Born in 1987 in Casablanca. She currently lives and works in Paris. Randa Maroufi is a graduate of the National Institute of Fine Arts, Tetouan, Morocco (2010) and the School of Fine Arts, Angers, France (2013). +

Also present in:
Randa Maroufi: Citizens

High Four

Anne Linke

Video installation | No sound | Color | Loop | 2017

Video installation | No sound | Color | Loop | 2017

Video installation | No sound | Color | Loop | 2017

[ARTOWRK] 

“During my search for four-leaved clovers, I noticed the frequency with which inner-city greenery spaces are cut, controlled, and taken care of. On traffic islands and at bus stops I was most successful with my search. The plant reacts to environmental influences, pollution leads to genetic mutations that triggers plants to develop four instead of three leaves. Lucky me!
Of every four-leaved clover I can find, I make black-and-white copies on an A3 sheet of paper. My search leads to the video work HIGH FOUR where I flip through my leaf collection and combine it with found-footage material: places of finding along the roadside, four-leaved clover as a structural element in road construction and architecture.”

[BIO] 

Anne Linke is a visual artist who studied Photography at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and Time-Based Media at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg. +

Pensar ciudades

Yolanda Ríos

Sculpture | Concrete and acetate | 9x300x120 cm | 2013

Sculpture | Concrete and acetate | 9x300x120 cm | 2013

Sculpture | Concrete and acetate | 9x300x120 cm | 2013

[ARTOWRK] 

The idea of this piece is developed from a map of the city of Vigo, information related to the order and shape of the city is extracted from it. The architectural shapes of the city’s public space are isolated and concrete pieces begin to develop, relevant to said set of architectures and urban spaces. The represented reality is manipulated, rebuilding the city, generating utopian cities that bloom from the shapes of the city of Vigo.
Ultimately, a tridimensional city is built of cement pieces, transparent pieces of acetate and worn, broken, crushed pieces of concrete. It is a city of opponent energies, between growth and decay, a city that wears itself down, that consumes itself and then regenerates.

[BIO] 

Yolanda Ríos Coello is a Doctor in Fine Arts from the University of Vigo and a graduate in Fine Arts from the same University. Currently, she works as a plastic artist and college professor. +

Layouts, transits and citadels

CITADELS is made up, on the one hand, by the exhibition Layouts, Transits and Citadels in which artists from all over the world present their vision of the urban and the common space and, on the other, by three single-channel sessions, in focused on the work of four of these artists, delving into their individual speeches, whose investigation draws from the social, the poetic and the intimate.

Wednesday 27 oct | 20:30 – 21:30h

Fundación Luís Seoane

Wednesday 27 oct | 21:30 – 22:30h

Fundación Luís Seoane

Thursday 28 oct | 20:30 – 22:00h

Fundación Luís Seoane

28 – 31 oct

Fundación Luís Seoane