Sismógrafo presents “Make it Bounce”, the latest video work by Priscila Fernandes. Inspired by Dutch children's television programs, “Make it Bounce” explores the relationship between leisure inventions and the history of modern art.
Duchamp is a frog that has lost the ability to jump. Mondrian is a snake that gives yoga classes. John Cage is a mouse that plays chess and is devoted to mushroom foraging. A yoga studio, a video, and a chronology that relates abstract art to leisure. In this exhibition, mushrooms become musical instruments, the stones on a wall are piano keys, butterflies are born from books. Priscila Fernandes moves in multiple directions. She tells us a story by analogies and uses juxtaposition to create a transitory world where an alternative modern history is sketched out. She offers us a digression, a detour, not the one-way road to progress. The world we see is not some other world,...but one perceived in a different way. Priscila Fernandes plays with modern art myths, entertainment and the desire to create without restrictions, with a jump that pulls us out of indifference. Make it bounce, please, make it bounce!
Priscila Fernandes (1981, Portugal) is a visual artist and the Head of Department of the Bachelor of Fine Arts at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands. Her practice is rooted in an ongoing research into education, play, and the dialectics of work and leisure. In videos, publications, drawings, paintings and sound installations, the artist addresses social disputes central to the aesthetic decisions of different modern movements. Her work has been exhibited widely. Recent exhibitions include 32nd São Paulo Biennial; The Book of Aesthetic Education of the Modern School, Foundation Joan Miró, Barcelona; Back to the sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy, Reykjavik Art Museum; Playgrounds, Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid; Learning for Life, Henie-Onstad, Oslo; 12 Contemporâneos, Museu de Serralves, Porto; Those bastards in caps come to have fun and relax by the seaside instead of continuing to work in the factory, at TENT, Rotterdam; and This is the time. This is the Record of the Time at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam.
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Make it Bounce
Entrada actualizada el el 21 ene de 2022
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