Paratext #37 with Julia Spínola, Sandrine Deumier, Lara Fluxà, Jeanine Verloop

This name, Paratext, hides a monthly programme of presentations by the artists residents in Hangar of long and short duration, as well as the international residences, always on Wednesday, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Various artists will be presenting in different formats, specific projects or parts of their works. The sessions are always open to the public in order to facilitate interaction with the artists themselves. In addition, each Paratext has an editor who then publishes his/her impressions of the presentation on this blog. On this occasion the editor will be Marzia Matarese.

The next Paratext session will take place on Wednesday July 24, at 7 p.m. in the Sala Ricson of Hangar.

Projects will be presented by:

Julia Spínola

Julia Spínola’s work is mainly in the field of sculpture and drawing. A constant in her work is the relationship between material and gesture, taking the gesture as an unfixed image and prior to the work process that has to do with the desire to move matter in one way or another. Another recurrent element in her work is the search for a plot or the invention of a system by which he can chain a series of actions and thus cross the piece through that gymnastics. This need to go through the piece should not be understood literally, but figuratively; it has to do with being alert, attentive, prepared, not thinking (but thinking), forgetting the medium and letting the piece transform during the process, so that this transformation is fixed to the final piece. Her current research focuses on materials that allow us to think of gesture by accumulation and on making pieces that are the passage from a more inarticulate state of matter, from something about to fall apart, to something sharp and concrete, even objectual.

Sandrine Deumier

Sandrine Deumier holds a Master in Philosophy from the Toulouse II University and a degree in Fine Arts from the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tarbes. With her dual philosophical and artistic training, she constructed a multifaceted poetry focused on the issue of technological change and the performative place of poetry conceived through new technologies. Using material from the word as image and the image as a word vector, she also works at the junction of video and sound poetry considering them as sensitive devices to express a form of unconscious material itself. The process of writing and the mobile material of the image function as underlying meanings of reflux which refer to the real flickering and to their reality transfers via unconscious thought structures. Her work consists mainly of texts, digital poetry, multimedia installations and audiovisual performances in collaboration with composers.

Lara Fluxà

Lara Fluxà poses the action of measuring as a useless strategy to confront what is uncertain, since it limits the possibilities of perceiving what is analyzed beyond the result it offers. For this reason, it modifies and alters instruments and measurement processes, amplifying their possibilities and generating new results that have not been taken into account. It works the perception of invisible from transparent materials such as water or glass, and others more phenomenological like air or light, for the resistance they offer to define their information, taking into account that their materiality is prior to their form. Water, a common element in their work, implies a strong poetic, political and physical. With it he reflects on how his crystalline appearance masks ecological problems, the awareness of risk that awakens an element that is perceived pure and reliable and how, certain economic interests in its management, prevail over ecosystems and territories.

Jeanine Verloop

Jeanine Verloop is a visual artist based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She holds a degree in Media Design (Grafisch Lyceum, Rotterdam) and Illustration (Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam). Jeanine rejects the idea that craft old and technology is new and emphasizes that craft, art and technology go hand in hand. Benefiting from the precision, efficiency and ever more limitless limits of digital design and manufacturing she aims to retain the soul and skill of the human hand. Jeanine is inspired by the way technology impacts our imagination. She sees technology as our birthright, what it means to be human. Her fascination for technology and making is not strange. She grew up on the countryside where she was surrounded and inspired by makers and doers. If you wanted something you had to make it, this created a deep bond with making and tools. In the context of art Jeanine takes ownership of craft and technology in order to evoke a world of imagination, the imagination she had as a little girl growing up.

Photo: Julia Spínola

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