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Curated by Nani Cardenas


“¿Quién está dispuesto a desplazarse, a desaforarse, a descentrarse, a descubrirse?” Julio Cortázar, Rayuela

La ilusión que lleva a un espejismo fetichista nos seduce con una paleta que va del negro mate al brillante y del blanco (vacío) al brillo metálico.

La artista ha tejido y bordado como si al hacerlo intentara hacerse un traje, o sacárselo. Revelando y dejando a la imaginación todo un juego de roles. Esto a su vez nos lleva, como la buena música, hacia algún otro lugar y nos deja ahí como un pequeño grano de arena en el universo.

Es entonces una invitación a conectar micro y macro mundos desde cada una de las piezas Ctrl + Esc.

La apariencia primera nos envuelve como tela de araña para enganchar luego a un juego de roles donde -lo normal- será abrir ventanas para dejarnos ver algo más detrás del primer encuentro y asociar entonces todo lo visto a fuerzas primordiales.

¿Mostrar o sugerir? Queda en cada uno la respuesta a esta invitación en clave electrónica y cotidiana.

Nani Cárdenas

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During my residency at Casa do Chico, I developed work related to what I do in web design. I have always been intrigued by coding, how numbers and letters can become images and colours. What I find most fascinating is the idea of layering. The information is organised in layers you can overlap. Two objects, given that they exist in different layers, can occupy the space at the same time.

The rooms in Casa do Chico seem to be all connected, they form a sort of maze, I have layered my work as a system to be read and felt.

Control and Escape is a game of words. I think of what lies in between of those two words, a delicate balance to keep us sane. I have contructed a story that can be entered through different points, inspired by Magical Realism, it will be up to the viewers to make up their own sense of it.

Augmented Reality

I chose to use technology: Augmented reality with Artivive App, to offer another perspective. Some objects become a window in which the visitors can gain an entry into another dimension using their mobile devices.

During the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to download the free app Artivive. With this app, they will be able to watch some videos through their mobile devices that will be triggered by 3 marked graphics in the gallery space.

Exhibition Dates: 6 July - 6 September 2019
Venue: Casa do Chico/ Galeria KM7
Rua Margarida Brantes, 265
Venda das Pedras, Nova Friburgo, RJ
CEP 28630650