IRIS THE TIME MACHINE, Fund. Simposio, Brazil, 2010
In my work I explore the body as a whole, with focus on the motor sensorial experience, allowing for the unexpected to become a catalyst that drives the work forward.
The painting tools are accessories mostly improvised with found objects that function as body extensions, allowing the work to happen within a specific moment in time. Some tools contain references to childhood memories, others to my identity as a woman. Others do not function to paint with but act to enable or disable the possibilities of the body.
Occasionally, the tools occur in bigger scale and become the work itself. They will frequently refer to historical objects, such as the piece ‘Iris, the Time Machine’, inspired by the old flour mill, the Engenho, an important piece of Brazilian history.
“I am exploring suggestions of spaces that are extensions (or corruptions) of the body and the mind.”