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Exploring the empty space by Veronica Luyo and Alvaro Icaza

Selected exhibition project. @ Open Call for Art Projects 2013 of the ‘Centro Cultural de Bellas Artes’, Lima, Peru. ‘Exploring the empty space between’ consists of three installations that are configured around a walk through the ‘Centro Cultural de Bellas Artes’s’ Basement Gallery.

The set up of the project has been arranged in response to the conditions of the gallery rooms, leading to the final display of the material. Most of the video material shown in this project was produced during the artists’ residency in Spain.The videos are linked to the process of documenting in a different city, the interaction between the space we inhabit and ourselves. In this way this project intends to reflect on the time/space in between, a borderline understood as a movement or as a transition point. On one hand the project looks into the concept of repetition and the possibility to generate difference or novelty from it, on the other hand, it focuses on the displacement of a single meaning, forcing it into new readings and making visible the impossibility of being identical.

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He had bought a large map representing the sea,

EL-MAPA-CURVASWithout the least vestige of land:

And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be

A map they could all understand.

“What’s the good of Mercator’s North Poles and Equators?

Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?”

So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply

“They are merely conventional signs!

“Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!

But we’ve got our brave Captain to thank

(So the crew would protest) “That he’s bought us the best—

 A perfect and absolute blank!”

Text extracted from The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carrol.

Henry Holliday.

The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll

Veronica Luyo y Alvaro Icaza

 

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Spanish Version

 Creative Commons License

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