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Paratext #21

19:0021:00 h
Venue: Hangar
Emilia Coranty, 16 – Can Ricart
08018 Barcelona
Price: Free event
Presentation

Paratext hides a monthly program of presentations by artists in residency in Hangar, always on Wednesday from 7 pm to 9.30 pm. Several artists present in various formats specific projects or parts of their works. The meetings are always opened based to the public in order to enable interaction with the artists themselves.

Next session will take place on Wednesday, October 25th at 7 pm in Hangar at Ricson space.

The artists will present their work:

Sophie Innmann

Her works resamble experimental set-ups or game instructions with an open-ended outcome. They are highly influenced by the conditions, shapes and situations she finds in the exhibition venue. They are uniquely designed for this special place. They crop up and vanish in situ in places where they aren`t expected at first sight. Regularly this happens in places which in her perception entail other possibilities of status or use. It`s an interplay between space and artist`s intervention. A tied up colored surfboard in a river is on the one hand an installation but also a new possibility of acting: it could be easily unfastened and off you paddle. If this new interpretation is really fulfilled depends on the visitor.

Anna Romanenko

Anna’s practice can be described as “expanded mechanics” and “theater of operationality”. Her work focuses on the operational capacities of things, originating in the fascination the artist experiences through encounters with singular machines: hammers, telescopes, fittings, spoons, glasses, cables, pipes and the distinct choreographies these items are suggesting. Anna builds devices and procedures that are inserted at the border where an environment is met by the more or less solid entity considered object. Her works are constructed to permeate this border and to introduce alterations to its constitution. She has deployed powerful weapons to enter and alter this constitution including the language that operates it, gestures that move it, tools that structure and spaces that extend it.

Kuo-Wei Lin

The transience of Lin’s life as a long-term Taiwanese expatriate constantly influences his observations. In his work, he attempts to reconfigure materials and to intervene in our everyday reading of absurd phenomena, forming ambivalent questions about the experiences of daily life. He endeavors to understand the odd in the ordinary and the insignificant in the monumental by decoding and reconstructing context. In his view, understanding a given context begins with identifying the exceptional and making possible a novel interaction with it. Lin’s works explore, articulate, reform, and give certain accents to contradictory spaces in relation to social topology and his individual experience of displacement.

Antonio Gagliano 
Usually resorts to drawing and writing as tools to investigate the various ways in which knowledge is manufactured, organized and disseminated. Their projects tend to imitate assembly methods from the formal structures of knowledge (university or archive, for example) and to mix them with emerging and dynamic phenomena (viral Internet explosions, oral history or collective hallucinations).
 
Her works function as ephemeral architectures, projects that are inscribed in memory at the same time they are dismantled,and which work in the affirmation of new relationships and explore the possibility of generating space for critical agency. Through the coordination of study groups and the conception of readings-performances, her projects look for unexpected articulations and meeting points in the community. She has been part of the minipimer.tv collective and the critical Diaspora project.