Currently show at the Museum of Modern Art Medellin, Colombia
December 2nd to March 27th, 2016
Since 2007, Angélica Teuta has been working around notions of time and space, where opposite concepts like fantastic/real, light/darkness, inside/outside, private/public, external/intimate, and guest/host are present. Teuta designs temporary spaces that use analog technologies and digital photography, audio and video, architectural elements, furniture, objects and drawings. These spaces create a series of diverse stimuli that potentiate an experience close to a vivid dream where the dreamer is conscious about his act of dreaming.
Métodos de preservación (Preservation Methods) is inspired by various forms of survival strategies used throughout time by animals, ancestral tribes and also by contemporary architects. All of them use trees and their structures as habitats, sources of food or as defense from the immediate environment. For some, a tree house is the possibility to be protected from nature and, for others, to protect it. In the upper part of the room, Teuta creates an irregular but harmonious habitat, one that is a metaphorical shelter from contemporary urban life –a place to slow down– a room of contemplation and meditation. In the same line of thought, the space could also be a refuge from museum practices that try to confine art to a determined space.
This is an experience more than it is an exhibition. It is an environment to live and socialize in, to wander around and pause in, a place of peacefulness, a place to see and listen, to touch and perceive.