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Gideonsson/Londré - I am vertical

10:00 h
Venue: Fundació Joan Miró
Fundació Miró, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n
08038 Barcelona
Price: 2.5€
Exhibition

In their project for Espai 13, Gideonsson / Londré explore the idea of verticality, focusing on the feelings of isolation that human beings experience at the vertical limit or in the death zone, the terms used by mountain climbers to refer to very high altitudes where the level of oxygen in the blood drops drastically.

The artists experimented with these effects in mountain climbing expeditions and indoor training sessions simulating some of the conditions associated with these limit zones. With a title borrowed from a poem by Sylvia Plath and using poetic prose, Gideonsson / Londré’s video installation I Am Vertical talks about the human determination to see and conquer geographical features that rise up or plunge down vertically – mountains, ocean depths –, for which we are not physically equipped.

Lisa Gideonsson and Gustaf Londré are Swedish visual artists who have worked as an artistic duo since 2009. In their practice, they often engage with aspects such as temporality, bodies, and the environment, exploring the relationships established between these elements through performance, video, installation, and text.