Guatemalen artist Dario Escobar is known for his sculptural installations which explore the recontextualization of objects, particularly sports-related ones. From chopped bats to rooms filled with serpentile bicycle tires, or hanging sculptures of worn soccer balls to reconfigured skateboards, Escobar’s work takes the ordinary object and metamorphosizes their form and meaning.
Their latest work, currently at the Armory in Galerie Anhava’s booth, is subtly dramatic creating an appealing and soothing sound. The piece, titled Wave of Matter, consists of a large metal sheet low to the ground with thousands of small metal beads on top, automated to tilt ever-so-minimally every minute or so. The result is visually stunning with all the beads shifting to the other side, creating a similar effect to sand along the shoreline as the water retreats. The swishing sound of the metal beads is also very water-like.
Alexandros Tsolakis, Bastian Wibranek and Sebastian Kriegsmann
Documentation of “Disconnect“.
“Disconnect, a full-scale installation by Alexandros Tsolakis, Bastian Wibranek and Sebastian Kriegsmann, starts from a simple proposition: more often than not, public space is communally occupied. Despite the immutable forms of architecture, space transforms the moment it’s inhabited; what we do, and what we don’t is spatially inscribed by the simple fact of our engagement. By installing a stretchable membrane across the gallery floor, Disconnect allows visitors to physically register the movements of their co-habitants. As people move over and under the surface, the fabric’s stretch manifests the influence of other bodies as a sensible force. Projected beams of light mark contour lines on the fabric as shifts with movement. Continuing a line of projects initiated by PROGRAM that aim to instill spatial sensitivity, Disconnect similarly seeks to address a wider range of visitors, including the youngest ones.” - Program Initiative for Art and Architecture Collaborations
Originally from Alicante, Spain, photographer Marie Bovo now lives and works in Marseille.
‘Cour Intérieure’ (interior courtyard) series of photographs. Despite its consistent theme, each one has its own personality and color scheme, with clotheslines varying in direction, capturing that particular aspect of many Mediterranean towns and cities.
“Robert Cumming’s work explores photography’s claim to truth telling. He has a background in sculpture and uses his skills to “construct” the subject matter of his photographs. His themes include interruptions in landscape and logic, the reappraisal of everyday objects, ironic reversals of the expected, illusionism and magic, and sardonic commentaries on photography and art. Central to his work is his desire to remind us that we are looking at a photograph, and not at the thing being photographed. His captions sometimes draw on a photograph’s narrative aspects or are used to mislead the viewer. “ - Patricia Schaefer