20.  El Aire Permite Abrir Espacio

“El Aire Permite Abrir Espacio” (translation from English to Spanish: “Air Opens Space”) is the title given to an installation format within the series “Grounded” - click here to read collection concept.  

The series explores the metaphors, analogies, and perceptions that connect us to the elements—air, fire, earth, and water—both within and around, as how can we imagine a future limited by a lack of vocabulary?

The piece consists in 6 motorized iron sculptures, created in collaboration with metallurgist, Samuel H. Ramirez. The piecereads as follows: 

this series embodies a process taken over the past five-years, where my practice has continually challenged our relationships within the ecosystems we belong to. navigating a day-to-day whilst living within unsustainably dominated systems amid a climate emergency, I cuestion the consequences of this disembodiment and question how we can integrate 'nature' into the 'digital age', starting with ourselves and the systems within.
[el aire permite abrir espacio] reads as follows: the air, the wind, the feather, the dust, perception, transformation. noise drifts, the wind stirs thoughts. its movement is never static. each system interacts with another; nothing exists or survives alone. there is a continuous cycleof time and sequence, and every effect has its cause. as the air flows, spaces open, propelling currents, waves, and flames. It buries seeds with its strength, ignites fires, stirs storms. resilience. balance and tranquility—the feather dances, drifting to reveal new directions, where shapes and hues, patterns emerge. air's exhale opens space, whilst stagnation obstructs movement.

This investigation was initiated within the Humboldt Residency Programme 2023: Our Precious Resources, Berlin, and further explored within the Humedal Wetlab Residency Programme at Hangar, Barcelona.

 FILE 23764—39/23DBE

Magdalena Hart, 1994
Akyute Collective, 2019
Rain_and_rivers_, 2023


Based in Barcelona, ES