"A SLIT IN SPACE AND TIME" – ABOUT ISADORA PARRA’S INSTALLATION IN + ARTE GALLERY
Torcer mi nombre es conjurar tu cuerpo (Twisting my name is conjuring your body) is part of Parra's degree project that culminates in an individual installation show. It brings together photographic, object and sound pieces that inhabit a saline ecosystem and that reflect on the diseased body and the powers of fragility.
The artist proposes the composition of an anticapacitist art space, which can be visited and inhabited by all bodies, but especially by bodies that coexist with diseases, disabilities or dissidents and whose behaviors, speeds and slownesses have been historically questioned, guarded and held within museums and galleries.
“Building this installation is to make a gap in space and time, it is to provide a moment for others to inhabit this territory that is not only human/animal, but also mineral cellular/gas. How do the manifestations of flesh-matter expand to a text-space? Widening the interstices, blurring the edges between one and the other. Conjures are alliances between bodies. Conjuring is allying with someone, usually by oath, for some purpose. The conjuring that this exhibition proposes are twisted, they have been deviated, therefore, they do not serve any other purpose than the alliance/the crossing/the meeting of different bodies." writes Andrea Alejandro. “This exhibition invites us to transit/walk/crawl/smell/touch/inhabit a mineral ecosystem, a saline reserve that moves and drains all over the space. Salt also takes up space in your gut, ”she adds.
Isadora Parra's proposal walks hand in hand with the poetic without moving away from the present, for which the artist has proposed a series of meetings about the sick body, disability, art and feminism. They will be held on Saturdays 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Media Agua (Madrid e16-143 and Tolosa, Quito). More information HERE
Isadora Parra (1995) Artist, writer and feminist activist. She is the daughter of migration and the lands of the Andes. She graduated from PUCE in visual arts. "My artistic work is affected by the intimate, affective and political explorations of diseased, disabled and twisted bodies, and their relationships, the diversity of earth bodies, feminisms and sexual dissidents." Isadora works from the plurality of media but she is cyclically between sculpture, writing, photography and drawing.
On view through April 1st
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