The Sun is Counting the Earth’s Rotations
A myriad of particles shake in the air casting glittering shines and drawing a cloud of shapes they swiftly blend into a new different configuration. All by art of ondulatory phenomena and as a result of a vibrating plaque, a top of a subwoofer and a frequency generator called Chladni Plaque. All this illusional close-up of particle movement is fuelled by an out-of-scope machinery in charge of translating sound into movement, a visual language indebted with the mechanics of fluids and particle movement in wave phenomena. Hence, we encounter a floating screen; we access a reflection in which bodies merge like ground in diminute particle, atomizing it into an iridescent mantle of dust.
What we contemplate here is, perhaps, a dynamic conversion of languages: from a sonorous one, –a song of frequencies– we arrive to another well differentiated, visual but equally changing and malleable, linked to that other sonic and dynamic, marching side to side. It pursues this mechanism as a whole the unveiling of secret languages: those, which could not otherwise be obtained. And animated by the sound waves, a world of changing abstract forms that move through the plane is open, giving rise to new ones, jumping from the figurative to the geometric and abstract.
Breathings of the Moon
Breathings of the Moon, part of the performance with the same name, shows an expedition into the underwater worlds of the Venice Lagoon and its canals. Rooted in the idea of a magical trick, it follows the logic of amusement pre-scientific artefacts that looked at the world and its different scales with eyes anew. Recognizing the water through an instrument and resonating with the canal.
Breathings of the Moon
Breathings of the Moon functions as both performance and expedition into the underwater worlds of the Venice Lagoon and its canals. Structured as a liturgy of quasi-theatrical progressive steps to be taken: to hold the hand of the rower (eternal storyteller), to descend into a vessel, to enter the belly of a quasi-fish and to get used to the dark. Looking into the water through an instrument, resonating with the rower, lagoon rhythms, embodying a multiplicity of tidal patterns, to come back anew, return changed, amused and amazed, disembarking elsewhere, close, but elsewhere, perhaps on a much more complex realm.
Red Giant are a sort of formally semi-circular iron plates that, in turn, work as a fan when passing. They support, right in their centre, a microcosm reminiscent of a large nebula. Like in astrophysics is often stated, we are indeed stardust and precisely here a kind of stellar wind surfaces in an odd game of scale and weights. The mysterious dance that Leonor Serrano Rivas invites us to experience introduces different registers ranging from the handmade to the technological and implying a stealthy leap of scales from the micro to the macro. And, this one, reveals what defines serendipity, and that is that in the construction of knowledge rests the accident, the chance beyond the discovery or conscious search.
Laura Vallés Vílchez, Londres
Stardust is a series of crystals painted with metals and nitrates at high temperatures. These plates are placed facing each other creating a faceted polyhedron, acting as a galaxy of possible worlds. Suspended by fine threads, this series of world crystals reminds us of the fragility with which a cosmos is sustained while blowing a cosmic wind that seems to go through everything: earth, man, animal and universe. A cosmos hanging by a thread, a world made of dust.
Tables of the Moon
Tables of the Moon takes its name from the moon boards of E.W. Brown, who tried to synthesise the information on the moon. Brown, who tried to symphonize the movements and rotations of the moon on tablets, reduced them to basic representations written down on cardboard, in a rather abstract way.
Our loom would then be situated between mind and hand, reason and memory: it relates to the translation of music onto punched cards, and then creating a pattern that can finally be inhabited, stepped on, touched, looked at, and performed through music.