transforming and moving
reapiditly, faster as I can think.
A fraction of your words
are falling to the ground.
There used to be a frame
that kept everything in it.
Relative space between us
Minimizing the time that is left.
Shadows of remembrance are following me
while I am walking away.
Karla Paredes K. 2019
How to know?
What is transmitted as knowledge and how?
What do I know ? And what is beyond my knowledge? Can I get rid of what I already know?
If knowledge is information? From where of from whom I get “in-form”?
Furthermore Which information leave traces in my body and perception?
Which exchange processes occur between my inner and the outer world, without them being recognized, determined or relativized by me?
Sensing matters is an installation that was and is in constant transformation. A conglomeration of different media, materials and techniques were choose here with the purpose to express and stimulate the multitude of interactions between me and all the other things that are part of the world I live in, with its similarities but also with its contradictions. Through the process of the work I wonder in which way experiences can transform into materials, and materials transform into objects; and how these objects communicate and function in multiple variations within the wider language of the whole, evolving work. These discussion is one about materials as one of translation and transition.
My staring point was to question the way I use to gather knowledge and to work until that moment. These were based in the education that I received which is based in western anthropocentric thinking. In which the mind and the body are separate since Cartesian dualism. As well as other oppositions - the real and the imaginary, the material and in-material, the animated and non-animated, etc. All of these oppositions are represented as separated
poles under our western society’s canons.
Investigating a native tribe of Peru (Shipibo-Conibos) and the way they learn and share their knowledge, which is based on intimate bodily experience and non-linear categorization of time what differs from our way to act and to see the world. I was inspired myself to work and learn as they do, which meant to suppress my already gained knowledge and patterns of working. In my aim to get to know more directly from the process of making without a set idea. I create time, movement or space scores that allowed chance within the process of making, a method which gave me creative freedom beyond the pre-established or habitual modes of thinking and making. The active part of sensing was a new source for investigating possibilities of enactments. This was possible as soon as I start to accept chance and constant experimentation with different materials, media and spaces. Accepting transformation as a web of interconnected information that flows through every single part that constitutes the whole. An information that goes far beyond our “control”. To explore and question our understanding of settled canons of knowledge, representation activities and reality could hopefully open up new perspectives in sensing, creating, knowing, and feeling.
Sensing matters. 2021. Mixed media Installation
Verschieden Skulpturen aus Keramik, vorgefundene Objekte, verschiedene Holzplatten, Erde, Bambus, Metall, Draht, Gips, Epoxy, Papier, Bücher, Zeitungsausschnitte, 6 Aquarellbilder, 1 Ölgemälde auf Papier, 3 video loops.
Mixed media Installation. Different Elements: Sculptures made from: Wooden plates, Wire, Bambus, earth, ceramics, metal, found materials and objects, epoxy, paper, books, magazine cuttings,rubber and Plaster. 3 Kurzvideos. 6 Aquarell painting. 1 Oil painting on paper.