Techniques and Materials 2: Fuga y contención, with Mercedes Pimiento

Fuga y contención [Leakage and containment] was the subtitle of the Poise project that Mercedes Pimiento did two years ago. The sculptures that made up this project suggested a series of moments of flight and containment, in which silica sand —the raw material with which glass is produced— was contained in structures built from refractory bricks and original pieces recovered from a glass factory. The mobilization of these terms emerges as a gesture that now activates a workshop for work on sculptural reproduction procedures, understood as the definition of some structures or specific spatial conditions where materials unfold from their own characteristics, imposing themselves.

Fuga y contención is the second workshop in the ‘Techniques and materials’ series on material research within OLLA. Common research programme. During the 26th and 27th of September, we will deal with the processes of reproduction by means of molds to later experiment with some materials and procedures to make prints with waxes and paraffins, materials that lend themselves to extensive experimentation and allow obtaining results more or less quickly, adjusted to the temporality of the two-day workshop. We will attend the characteristics of the materials themselves, and the spatial conditions that materials unfold.

This workshop is for Hangar’s resident artists and anyone willing to learn to work collaboratively with the machines from Hangar’s construction lab and the techniques and materials that will be discussed on this occasion: silicone molds and wax and paraffin reproductions.

Practical information
Dates: September 26 and 27, 2023
Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. / 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Place: Polivalent Room (Hangar)
Participants: limited capacity. Up to 5 places will be selected for non-resident interested parties in Hangar
Registration: €60. This amount will be used mainly to cover the cost of the materials used during the workshop.
Registration: here

Mercedes Pimiento (Seville, 1990) has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Seville and the Winchester School of Art (United Kingdom), a master’s degree in Artistic Production and Research from the University of Barcelona and a PhD candidate from the University of Barcelona. He has exhibited in art centers such as La Casa Encendida (Madrid), the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art (Seville), the C3A (Córdoba), Fabra i Coats: Center d’art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona), Fundació Arranz-Bravo ( L’Hospitalet de Llobregat), MAC (A Coruña), or Centro José Guerrero (Granada). He has received awards and scholarships such as the Sorigué – Artnou Award (Sorigué Foundation), Generaciones (La Casa Encendida), Art for Change (La Caixa Foundation), INJUVE Creation Grant, Guasch Coranty Foundation Grant for artistic creation, or the Iniciarte Program (Junta de Andalucía).


Image: Mercedes Pimiento, S/T #2, 2023. Beeswax, silicone, steel. 25 x 62 x 50 cm

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