04:05 – 09/03/2017
Liberty is a practice … liberty is what we must be exercised.
It is an ethical exercise to more generously distribute the value of all bodies as such. Understanding matter as something alive, as something that has a capacity for action, will not solve problems like human exploitation, but will realize that we are immersed in a dense network of relationships that suppresses any attempt at autonomy in the world. In her interest in studying “how matter becomes important or how matter makes itself felt,” Karen Barad underlines the importance of feminism. In fact, the New Materialism appears in some cases as a political project that, in addition, reconfigures our conception of feminism in deliberately straying from anthropocentrism. To subvert centrality to the subject makes the protagonism of women and men give way to matter. A transfeminism in which “matter being, conversation, suffers, desires, longs and remembers”.
Torrent Echidna Attractors. A metal structure runs through space. He occupies, he listens. An almost epidermal deformation occurs. The structure is destabilized. The parties are attracted. A body in space is one of the possible modes of existence of matter. Also a semantic field. A cohesive chain, a torrent of significant elements placed in relation. Metal, plastic, latex, methacrylate and light.
Torrent Echidna Attractors is the second of the exhibitions that make up the annual cycle The more we know about them, the stranger they become. Through 4 individual projects and a whole series of related activities, this cycle investigates the agency of the object – the system of relationships that this enables or include and the implication of the subject within a new paradigm shift in which the subject is Displaced from the center of forces of knowledge and leaves space to other entities. It would not be so much a question of letting objects and things speak for themselves as of understanding and putting into practice other systems of relations in which the distribution of value between subjects and objects is more equitable and therefore political.
Lucía C. Pino (Valencia, 1977) makes a practice that focuses on sculpture, understanding it in a broad sense: through the study of materials, context and spatial circumstance. His research overlaps observation, evaluation, assignment and overlapping of different layers of temporality and consistency.+info