En esta vida hay otra vida

En esta vida hay otra via, 2021_II,
En esta vida hay otra vida, 25.11.2021 - 29.01.2022   Artists: AGENdA Arq (Juliana Gallego and Camilo Restrepo), Tania Candiani, Elena Damiani, Jorge González, Mariana Murcia & Jacob Ott and Bernardo Ortíz.   "Somehow, amidst the ruins, we must remain curious enough to notice the strange and the wonderful, as well as the terrible and the terrifying (...) Living in a time of planetary catastrophe begins with a practice both humble and difficult: noticing the worlds around us." Anna Sting. Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene, 2017.   What is a "thing"? A thing is "anything that exists or has entity whether material or immaterial, real or imaginary, concrete or abstract (objects, humans, thoughts, animals, plants, emotions, actions, etc.)" According to Bruno Latour in Making Things Public (Latour & Weibel, 2005), and the etymology of the word, it’s considered to come from the Latin "causa'', which indicates the principle that motivates an action. Latour insists that calling an object a thing means recognizing its "network'' aspect and that we must pay attention to the networks of the world. ''In this life there is another life'' is an invitation to focus our gaze on these composite networks between perceived and unperceived worlds. To reflect on human-non-human relationships and to understand, from new and old perspectives, how we can remember and learn processes that are in balance between ecosystems.   Wind, stone, water, dust, paper, animals, minerals, trees, everything moves and is alive internally or externally. This is how object-oriented ontology (ooo) argues that we can better understand our world and ourselves by interacting with things without situating them from the human perspective, but on the contrary, by understanding that they themselves act on their own. We live in a world full of things/objects that tell stories and have the capacity to animate, transform and change, being active agents and not static objects. In the book "Vibrant Matter: a political ecology of things" Jane Bennett, ooo theorist, suggests that all agency is "distributive", that it "always depends on the collaboration, cooperation or interactive interference of many bodies and forces". She also proposes that we should engage more closely and strategically with the materiality that constitutes us and binds us to other things. If it’s impossible to think of a nature untouched by humans, it is also impossible to think of a human being detached from matter. "I want to promote greener forms of human culture and more attentive encounters between people-materialities and things-materialities." (Jane Bennett.Vibrant Matter: a political ecology of things'', 2010).   Thinking from the territories of Latin America and the Caribbean, the exhibition intertwines the theory of ooo with themes such as indigenous cosmogonies and the climate crisis, placing architecture, sound, image and sculpture as forms that allow things to speak to us. After all, respect and harmony are fundamental to the balance of all worlds and to begin to structure a collaborative response to our uncertain future.   Sofia Lanusse, Madrid 2021.
Ventifacts 4, 2019 - 2020,
En esta vida hay otra vida_IV,
En esta vida hay otra vida 2021_II,
En esta vida hay otra vida, 2021_I,
En esta vida hay otra vida,2021_VI,
Ruido, 2021,
Ruido, 2021_I,

25.11.2021 – 29.01.2022

 

Artists: AGENdA Arq (Juliana Gallego and Camilo Restrepo), Tania Candiani, Elena Damiani, Jorge González, Mariana Murcia & Jacob Ott and Bernardo Ortíz.

 

“Somehow, amidst the ruins, we must remain curious enough to notice the strange and the wonderful, as well as the terrible and the terrifying (…) Living in a time of planetary catastrophe begins with a practice both humble and difficult: noticing the worlds around us.” Anna Sting. Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene, 2017.

 

What is a “thing”? A thing is “anything that exists or has entity whether material or immaterial, real or imaginary, concrete or abstract (objects, humans, thoughts, animals, plants, emotions, actions, etc.)” According to Bruno Latour in Making Things Public (Latour & Weibel, 2005), and the etymology of the word, it’s considered to come from the Latin “causa”, which indicates the principle that motivates an action. Latour insists that calling an object a thing means recognizing its “network” aspect and that we must pay attention to the networks of the world. ”In this life there is another life” is an invitation to focus our gaze on these composite networks between perceived and unperceived worlds. To reflect on human-non-human relationships and to understand, from new and old perspectives, how we can remember and learn processes that are in balance between ecosystems.

 

Wind, stone, water, dust, paper, animals, minerals, trees, everything moves and is alive internally or externally. This is how object-oriented ontology (ooo) argues that we can better understand our world and ourselves by interacting with things without situating them from the human perspective, but on the contrary, by understanding that they themselves act on their own. We live in a world full of things/objects that tell stories and have the capacity to animate, transform and change, being active agents and not static objects. In the book “Vibrant Matter: a political ecology of things” Jane Bennett, ooo theorist, suggests that all agency is “distributive”, that it “always depends on the collaboration, cooperation or interactive interference of many bodies and forces”. She also proposes that we should engage more closely and strategically with the materiality that constitutes us and binds us to other things. If it’s impossible to think of a nature untouched by humans, it is also impossible to think of a human being detached from matter. “I want to promote greener forms of human culture and more attentive encounters between people-materialities and things-materialities.” (Jane Bennett.Vibrant Matter: a political ecology of things”, 2010).

 

Thinking from the territories of Latin America and the Caribbean, the exhibition intertwines the theory of ooo with themes such as indigenous cosmogonies and the climate crisis, placing architecture, sound, image and sculpture as forms that allow things to speak to us. After all, respect and harmony are fundamental to the balance of all worlds and to begin to structure a collaborative response to our uncertain future.

 

Sofia Lanusse, Madrid 2021.

Available artwork

Ventifacts 4, 2019-2020,

Ventifacts 4, 2019 – 2020 

Travetino Cassata carved & polished by hand

42 x 28 x 28 cm (each)

Únique piece

Price on request

Hojas, 2017,

Hojas, 2017

Velvet

2.80 x 1.40 m 

Ed. 1/5 + 1AP

Price on request

Orquídeas, 2017,

Orquídea, 2017

Velvet

2.80 x 1.40 m

Ed. 1/5 + 1AP

Price on request

Ceiba, 2017,

Ceiba, 2017

Velvet

2.80 x 1.40 m

Ed. 1/5 + 1AP

Price on request

Otras formas de nosotres a Esmeralda Morales,

Otras formas de nosotres 

(a Esmeralda Morales), 2010

Woven bulrush fiber

106,6 x 139,7 cm

Unique piece

Price on request

Toali, 2020,

Toali, 2020 

Lampblack drawing on canvas

15 x 15 cm

Unique piece

Price on request

Study on Toali, 2020,

Study of Toali, 2020 

Lampblack drawing on canvas

18 x 23 cm

Unique piece 

Price on request

Ruido, 2021,

Ruido, 2021 

20 drawings in gouache on wax paper 

25 x 35 cms each

Variable configuration

Unique piece

Price on request

Nombrar el agua, 2019&2021,

 

Nombrar el agua, 2021

Work composed by the video Nombrar el agua (5min20s) + Installation of 22 

3D printed pieces of clay representing the sound wave of a words

15 x 10 cm (Each piece approx)

Unique work

Price on request

ALBARRAN BOURDAIS_EXPO_EN ESTA VIDA HAY OTRA VIDA_25_NOVIEMBRE_2021_G1A6869-Editar,

Nombrar el agua, 2019

Video & Sound

5m 20s 

2/5 + 2AP

Price on request

See previous exhibition