Magdalena Fernández's Mobile Body Paintings arrived at the Clavijero Cultural Center, in Morelia, to breathe with the Mexican public.


The exhibition includes the videos of the series Pinturas Móviles Corporales (Body Moving Paintings). With these works, made in Venezuela and Mexico, the starting point are persons and, with them, different connections and forms are traced in space to address issues as diverse as the sea, scarcity, resilience, the alignment of consciences and the reunion with the souls of loved ones. But beyond the discourse, it seeks to explore the strength of the common. Therefore, in addition to the final result of the videos, the experience is a fundamental part and one of the main objectives of these works.


The unifying force of shared work.

The first of these videos made was Mares, in 2017. With it the artist seeks to address the different states of the sea, through the human body and breathing. It took place in a crucial year for Venezuelans, when many young people were arrested and killed in the streets of the country's cities while protesting the political and economic situation. The group experience of this work, which spanned a year, somehow also seeks to empower the energy and light of all participants in such dark times for Venezuela. In the same integrated way that in the sea, the particles of air and water generate movement and strength.


Two years later the artist made other videos in her hometown (1pmc019, 2pmc019, 3pmc019), this time to symbolically talk about the shortages in Venezuela. In this way she is taking a stand on the lack of bread, water and light, basic elements for life. At the same time, she seeks to celebrate the resilient and emancipating strength of Venezuelans. On this occasion she also made two videos of a human grid that moves to the rhythm of the group's breathing (4pmc019 and 5pmc019). Through the collective movement and the rhythmic breathing of this work, Fernández wants to make visible the possibility of union and the alignment of individual consciences.

A look at the Día de los muertos (Day of the Dead)

In 2022, Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, through the Cinépolis Foundation, invites Magdalena Fernández to show two of her video installations at the Clavijero Cultural Center and the artist seizes this invitation and proposes to make a series of videos, in the cultural center itself, but this time focusing on Mexican themes, specifically on the cempasúchil flower, so important in the celebration of the Día de los Muertos, and on the monarch butterflies, which end their migratory journey precisely in Michoacán.

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