“Full Bloom” by S. Gera and R. Teitelbaum, opening 10/10/2018

“Full Bloom” by S. Gera and R. Teitelbaum, opening 10/10/2018

 
Photo:frame vídeo “Intimorphosis” de Raechel Teitelbaum

Full Bloom
Sakshi Gera and Raechel Teitelbaum

Exposition in colaboration with Metafora 

Opening: 10/10/2018, 19h

“For the two sexes imply a multiplicity of molecular combinations
bringing into play not only the man in the woman and the woman in the man,
but the relation of each to the animal, the plant, etc.: a thousand tiny sexes”
(Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, 1980)

This exhibition explores common interests shared in the work of Sakshi Gera and Raechel
Teitelbaum; intimacy, gender, sexuality and nature. The fluid interconnectedness of
relationships between friends, lovers, the self which blossoms from the queerness that is
nature itself, its thousand tiny sexes in constant relation.
Sakshi Gera’s work materialises in drawing, through repetition and movement she works
towards a representation of the human body which transcends sexuality. This repetitive
gesture is an action of persistence, in her process her drawings grow like a chant.
This September, same sex marriages were decriminalized in India, where she was born and
raised. Colonial rule in India has a major impact on the suppression of sexuality, her proposal
wishes to celebrate such achievement, where limits regarding gender, sexuality and multi-
partner relationship are being decolonialized.
Raechel Teitelbaum’s interests lie in the versatility, fluidity and non-gender conformity
embedded in nature and biology, and the way in which different ecofeminist theories look at
queerness within nature. Her proposal uses the potentiality of imagination to shape a four
chapter video piece, a segment of a larger project that focuses on the limitlessness possibilities
that relationships hold, and the inherent fluidity which allows an ebb between the sexual and
the non-sexual, between the friend and the lover, and between the group and the individual.

Sakshi Gera (1992) is a visual artist from India. She works with movement and chant like
repetition in her process to create spaces indicative of renewal, transcendence and altered
consciousness. Her work encompasses drawings, paintings and sculptures that trace attention
to self-awareness, interpersonal and universal connectivity through progression of gestures.
Raechel Teitelbaum is a visual artist from Syracuse, New York who is currently based in
Barcelona, Spain. Her art practice primarily focuses on video, installation, costume design and
performance, using narrative as a basis for the work. Raechel works to create ‘new’ earth
ecologies or alternate, futuristic versions of earth to question what is natural and normal in
terms of behavior and interaction among humans, plants, animals, and technology, specifically
regarding gender, sexuality and magic.

 

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Full Bloom
Sakshi Gera y Raechel Teitelbaum

Exposición in colaboración con Metafora 

Opening: 10/10/2018, 19h

Los dos sexos remiten a múltiples combinaciones moleculares, que ponen en juego no sólo el hombre en la mujer y la mujer en el hombre, sino la relación de cada uno en el otro con el animal, la planta, etc.: mil pequeños sexos.”

(Deleuze y Guattari, Mil Mesetas, 1980)

Esta exposición explora los intereses compartidos en el trabajo de Sakshi Gera y Raechel
Teitelbaum: intimidad, género, sexualidad y naturaleza. La fluida interconexión de las
relaciones entre amigos, amantes y el yo que florece de la rareza (queerness) que es la
naturaleza misma; sus mil pequeños sexos en constante relación.
La obra de Sakshi Gera se materializa en el dibujo, a través de la repetición y el movimiento
trabaja hacia una representación del cuerpo humano que trasciende la sexualidad. Este gesto
repetitivo es una acción de persistencia, en su proceso sus dibujos crecen como un canto. En
septiembre de este año, los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo fueron
despenalizados en la India, donde Gera nació y se crió. El régimen colonial en la India tiene un
gran impacto en la supresión de la sexualidad y su propuesta quiere celebrar este logro, donde
los límites en cuanto a género, sexualidad y relaciones de pareja múltiple se empiezan a
descolonializar.
Los intereses de Raechel Teitelbaum residen en la versatilidad, la fluidez y la no conformidad
de género que se encuentra en la naturaleza y la biología, y en la forma en que las diferentes
teorías ecofeministas miran lo queer dentro de la naturaleza. Su propuesta utiliza la
potencialidad de la imaginación para dar forma a una pieza de vídeo de cuatro capítulos, un
segmento de un proyecto más amplio que se centra en las posibilidades ilimitadas que tienen
las relaciones, y la fluidez inherente que permite un vaivén entre lo sexual y lo no sexual, entre
el amigo y el amante, y entre el grupo y el individuo.
Sakshi Gera (1992) es una artista visual de la India. Trabaja con el movimiento y el canto como
repetición durante su proceso para crear espacios indicativos de renovación, trascendencia y
conciencia alterada. Su trabajo abarca dibujos, pinturas y esculturas que ponen atención en la
autoconciencia y la conectividad interpersonal y universal a través de la progresión de los
gestos.
Raechel Teitelbaum es una artista visual de Syracuse, Nueva York, que reside en Barcelona. Su
práctica artística se centra en el video, la instalación, el diseño de vestuario y el arte de
performance, utilizando la narrativa como base. Raechel trabaja para crear ‘nuevas’ ecologías terrestres o versiones alternativas y futuristas de la tierra para cuestionar lo que es natural y normal en términos de comportamiento e interacción entre humanos, plantas, animales y
tecnología, específicamente con respecto a género, sexualidad y magia.

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Exposition “A la cuenta de tres”/ Opening 4 de mayo

Exposition “A la cuenta de tres”/ Opening 4 de mayo

 

EXPOSITION “A la cuenta de tres”Layal Nakle, Katerina Ashche, Maria José Serrano

Exposition in colaboración with Metafora 

 

Opening  “A la cuenta de tres””

Viernes 4 de mayo, de 19 a 22 horas

 

How do we read stories? What kind of stories can objects tell us? What do these stories tell about us, our stories, beliefs, and feelings? What can we build from this? Stories have a core role in our everyday life, in the configuration of society and the building of identity. There are as many ways of reading stories as there are readers and stories, and as many ways to narrate as there are narrators and stories. “a la cuenta de tres” proposes three different narratives that take place at the same time; exploring three ways of reading, from different voices.

Projects:

“Adrift” by Layal Nakle

“Five short stories” by Katerina Ashche

“Holy no, no” by Maria José Serrano

Sylvie-Layal Nakle ( Ivory Coast, 1992) is a Belgo-Lebanese artist currently based in Barcelona. Using her multiculturalism to explore the wide notion of Identity,  themes such as migration, imperialism or western hegemony are recurrent in her work. Her practice consists in collecting images (moving or fixed), sounds, stories or opinions to construct her own artistic language. In that sense, her work can best be described as an assemblage of re-appropriated materials.

Katerina Ashche (Moscow, 1977) is Russian artist. She grew up in a family of circus performers and had a pet cheetah when she was a kid. Her art is about telling stories. The stories are based on the personal experience of the artist though one never knows where is the edge between the real and imaginary. Katerina works with storytelling using visual media such as installation or performance as well as texts.

María José Serrano (Uruguay 1979) was always curious about how the world works, that coming and going of people and objects. She studied economics with the illusion of getting some clues about these matters.That intuitive, analytical, illustrative background, starts a dialog with the plasticity and possibilities of the different languages she explored. Over time she found that the illusion of understanding the world gives way to the illusion of creating her own worlds. She works in a scale that goes from the very abstract thinking/feeling, to the most concrete/touchable things.

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