Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years
Across a multifaceted body of work, DORA GARCÍA challenges the traditional relationships between artworks and spectators within the exhibition space. The artist’s scenarios combine fiction and reality to the point of confusion to create unique situations that are both intellectual and playful, which rely on an active, and sometimes obligatory, participation of the public in the creation, activation, or destruction of the work. Selected from the imaginary collection of Tlön Projects, Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years provides a space of mediation and collaboration for performers to react to one another, communicating body-to-body as instructed by the artist. The piece originates from the Kerenidis Pepe Collection and is the result of a conversation between the artist, Andrea Valdés and Manuel Asín during which the image emerged of two planets colliding for thousands of years until they became one emerged. For DORA GARCÍA, this image was a perfect description of the relationship between poetry and philosophy. There is no fixed duration, no beginning or end. The observation of two figures orbiting slowly in a kind of mandala, or spiritual geometric arena, facilitates concentration and can also be a meditative experience for the viewer.
Text partly adapted from Ludovic Delalande (Translated from the French by Katia Porro)
PART OF THE EXHIBITION
Beyond a Certain Point There is No Return
08.02.23 - 09.04.23