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"Urban emotion representation"
Aug. 8 + Sept.7 + Oct. 11, 2019
Heart for Art Institute, Austell Pl., New York, NY, USA
For this exhibition, I show two site-specific installations called Urban Emotion Representation.
Compounded of recycled tubes used to protect things while stocked or transported, each assemblage creates by itself concepts of the urban experience.
Both works bring to the public the possibility of reflections about society’s standards, technological bullying, social tensions, fleeting relationships, new notions of time, and virtual experiences.
Mixing the boundaries of consciousness and unconsciousness, experience and perception, signs and signifiers, my work synthesizes the subjectivity related to urbanity, reminding us how rigid and complex are the relationships, boundaries, and patterns of our existence and how malleable and delicate they are.
The first one features black-painted tubes, a metaphor for the city's nightlife. They are aligned in a vertical orientation but have different sizes and high, creating organized chaos in which a group walks towards the same direction even though each individual is different.
The other site-specific has painted in its natural color/skin surface the spatial representation of emotions, which is tied up by threads. The basis-aligned assemblage creates a skyline perception that talks to the rooftop view and represents the big cities life’s experience itself.
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