KATASTROFA

WALKS

2017-In progress

  • Graphite on paper and wall

  • Intervention with black paper clippings

Catastrophe is a situation that is triggered by a disaster, but both catastrophe and disaster, operate in a spatial and temporal environment that I call "grey zones". These "zones" are those physical or symbolic territories where things and people, rather than existing, go "living death", in pure space of impossibility: where that which is old does not end up dying and the new fails to be built.

KATASTROFA proposes to carry out a historical investigation of various natural and artificial "disasters", and inspired by it, I produce drawings, objects, moving image, expanded drawing and installations.

KATASTROFA presents a formal and conceptual dialogue with spaces and supports. I try to create "luminous atmospheres": ranges of light and darkness, in addition to "physical incisions" on the surface of the works and on the installation space of the work.

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The series consists of large-format drawings made with graphite or charcoal. Sometimes, circular and square paper or black cloth cuttings are placed on the surface of such drawings that leave the support to expand on the wall, referring not only to human migratory groups, but also flocks, swarms, caravans, bands...

The walks refer to migratory flows caused by forced displacement. These displacements are, to a certain extent, a "mobile catastrophe", "grey zones" in motion: they pass through and through the territories; as they advance they are impregnated with each territory, returning as phantom figures.

WALKS/ "Walk of Death"/ Graphite on paper, black paper clippings/ Variable measurements/ 2018

WALKS/ "Walk of Death"/ Graphite on paper, black paper clippings/ Variable measurements/ 2018

WALKS/ "Radioactive walks"/ Graphite on paper, black paper clippings/ Variable measurements/ 2018

WALKS/ "Radioactive walks, detail"/ Graphite on paper, black paper clippings/ Variable measurements/ 2018

WALKS/ "Radioactive walks, detail"/ Graphite on paper, black paper clippings/ Variable measurements/ 2018

WALKS/ "Walk of Death, detail"/ Graphite on paper, black paper clippings/ Variable measurements/ 2018